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Wisconsin fourth and fifth grade writers have a chance to win a Flex Farm hydroponic growing system for their school, when they submit an essay entry to the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Essay Contest.  The annual essay contest hosted by Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation invites students in both […]

Emily Kamps has been named the 2023 Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. Kamps is a third-grade educator at Fennimore Elementary in Fennimore. The Outstanding Teacher Award honors K-12 educators working to enhance student learning and achievement in core subjects while increasing student awareness and understanding of the important role agriculture plays in students’

The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council Agricultural Ambassador Program received the 2023 Ag in the Classroom Agriculture Literacy Leadership Award during the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 3.The ALL Award was established in 2022 to honor the on-going work of volunteers who continually contribute leadership in advancing agriculture literacy

Eight Wisconsin FFA chapters have been awarded $500 grants through Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom’s inaugural FFA Food for America Ag Literacy Grant program. These grants will provide financial support to FFA chapters with plans for executing and evaluating agriculture literacy activities as part of Wisconsin FFA’s Food for America program. In 2022-23 school year,

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $4,500 to schools and educators to support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture. Groups, schools and educators can apply for up to $500 as part of the Ag in the Classroom ‘Ag in All Classrooms’ grant program. “Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest

Jessica Rettler, a teacher from Tri- County Elementary, was recognized today as a 2023 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award recipient during the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Rettler is one of seven teachers recognized during the conference, which is taking place June 26-29 in Orlando, Florida. The National Agriculture in the Classroom

Bree Stalsberg, a fourth-grade student from Fennimore, and Michael Christensen, a fifth-grade student from Colfax, have been selected as state winners in the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom contest.

Jessica Rettler, a teacher at Tri-County Elementary, has been selected as one of eight recipients of the 2023 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award.  The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Farm Credit partner each year to honor teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom awards a total of $4000 to ag literacy projects.  Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $4,000 to educators and agriculture literacy programs. Grant dollars will support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture concepts while helping students meet academic standards and develop career readiness skills. 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Alice in Dairyland program is partnering with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag in the Classroom program to promote specialty crops in classrooms across the state. Utilizing a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the partnership aims to breathe new