About The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation was established in 1988 to provide support for agricultural education and leadership programs. Through donations and other contributions, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation invests time and resources to support the next generation of agriculturists. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donations are tax deductible.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation funds a variety of agricultural education and leadership programs. One of the most notable is the state’s Agriculture in the Classroom program. Ag in the Classroom provides teachers and their students with an understanding of how their food is produced. Ag in the Classroom is carried out by a network of local educators, volunteers and representatives from agricultural organizations and businesses. By increasing awareness of the role agriculture plays in our daily lives, students helps them grow up to have a better understanding of the food, fuel and fiber used every day.
The Foundation also supports the Young Farmers and Agriculturist Program, designed for members ages 18-35 to help them get to know Farm Bureau and other members in their area, and the Promotion and Education Program, designed to encourage members to implement activities that build agricultural awareness. The WFBF Leadership Institute is also made possible through donations to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation. This year-long, premier leadership training course arms members with the tools and skills to be strong, effective county Farm Bureau leaders.
Additionally, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation supports the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, along with the 4-H Key Awards, 4-H Foundation, FFA Farm Forum, FFA Discussion Meet and more! These programs encourage and cultivate agriculture education across the entire state of Wisconsin.