Matching Grants

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation offers matching grants of up to $500 to groups sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $500 to applicants that secure or provide equal matching funds for the proposed project. Grants may be awarded for less than the full amount requested, based upon the discretion of the judges and the funds available.

2019-20 Book of the Year

The 2019-20 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Book of the Year is Right This Very Minute, written by Lisl Detlefson of Wisconsin. Each year, the Ag in the Classroom program holds an essay contest in conjunction with the Book of the Year for fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the state. This year’s essay contest topic is, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?”

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers a number of events throughout the year. From the summer Bus Tour to back-to-school meetings, there is something for everyone.

Check out the lesson plans available for students of all ages. Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom seeks to incorporate agricultural concepts into existing curriculum.

Funding is available for teachers and other educational groups to help students learn about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.

About Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom  program provides teaching resources and lesson plans to teachers and classroom volunteers to help K-12 students develop an understanding of how their food is grown and raised. The program seeks to work within existing curricula to provide basic information on the nation’s largest industry: agriculture.