The Promotion and Education program is a dynamic group of Farm Bureau leaders who develop, implement and promote projects and programs that build awareness and understanding of agriculture and provide leadership development for the agricultural community.
What Does the Committee Work On?
The Promotion and Education committee takes pride in promoting agriculture in their region of Wisconsin with these resources.
- The Promotion and Education Committee helps host an Ag in the Classroom essay contest for fourth- and fifth-grade students. Students are asked to write an essay about a Wisconsin agriculture-related topic. Finalists are selected from each of the nine Wisconsin Farm Bureau districts with one of the finalists being selected as the state winner.
- The Children’s Agriculture Book Series is an ongoing effort by the Promotion and Education Committee to promote books that accurately portray modern agriculture to elementary-age children.
To learn more, visit the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website
2018 Agriculture Education and Promotion Development Award
The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to county Farm Bureaus for a program or activity that would enhance the promotion of agriculture and education. Ideas include, but are not limited to farm safety day, summer educational programs, educational workshops, etc. Be sure to check out the “Playbook” developed by the Promotion and Education Committee with ‘plays’ from counties across the state. Please note, your submitted activity or program will be added to the Playbook. Please provide sufficient details about your program to give judges a clear picture of your plans and expectations. Priority will be given to a new program.
Our Food Link: Our Food Link is a year-round program that Wisconsin Farm Bureau uses to effectively reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about modern agriculture. This outreach is more important than ever because the average American is at least three generations removed from the farm. Throughout the year, Farm Bureau members help people in their communities to connect with sources of food, fuel and fiber.
To learn more, visit the American Farm Bureau website.