Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture have several opportunities this fall.
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers grants up to $100 to pre-school through high school teachers, in a public or private school system, to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Grants can be used for innovative lessons, activities, resources, presentations, school fairs and other creative ideas. Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. The application is due October 15 and can be found at wisagclassroom.org/whats-new. For more information call 608.828.5644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outstanding Teacher Award:
Do you know an educator that is incorporating agriculture into their classroom? If so, encourage them to fill out an application for the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program’s Outstanding Teacher Award by October 15. Certified teachers currently integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula in the pre-K through high school levels are eligible to apply. Applications may be from an individual teacher or a teaching team. Certified agriculture education instructors are not eligible. Teachers must utilize agricultural information and/or materials within the classroom curriculum to assist students in learning the importance of agriculture. Learning activities may include, but are not limited to, understanding agriculture’s impact on personal lives, our national heritage, the environment, national security or the economy. Applications can be downloaded from www.wisagclassroom.org/whats-new. For more information call 608.828.5644 or email email@example.com.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s White-Reinhardt Scholarship applications are due October 15. This scholarship provides funding for full-time educators and/or volunteers, that actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events, to attend the 2019 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The funds can be used to cover travel expenses to attend the national conference June 18-21, 2019. Apply at agfoundation.org/projects/ag-scholarships.
Ag in the Classroom provides teachers and students K-12 with an understanding of how their food is produced. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on our nation’s largest industry: Agriculture. Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses. The goal of the program is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.