Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded Nicole Nohl with a $500 volunteer grant to attend the National Ag in the Classroom Conference. Funds will be used from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Jeanette Poulson Fund. Applicants had to be volunteers, home school parents, or those involved in agricultural literacy but not classroom teachers. The conference will be held in Portland, Maine at the end of June. More than 400 teachers, volunteers and agricultural literacy staff are expected to attend.
Nohl is an independent contractor for Brown County Dairy Promotions where she helps organize classroom visits to the greater Green Bay area and works on various dairy-related activities for the county. Their program conducts the Ag in the Classroom-hosted essay contest, promotes Farm Bureau’s book of the year, partners with FFA chapters for a Pizza Plunge field trip and works with other groups and organizations in the area. She also helped organize the 2017 Alice in Dairyland finals hosted by Brown County. Nohl has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from the UW-River Falls.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation provides this funding, that may not be available through local school budgets, for teachers and volunteers to share information about food, fuel and fiber production.