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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Hosts Summer Trainings

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program will offer three virtual and two in-person summer trainings for teachers, volunteers, home school parents, 4-H and FFA leaders, and others interested in learning about the program’s educational resources. UW-Biotrek Science Virtual Workshop will be on Thursday, June 17, 9-11 a.m. via Zoom. The presenter is …

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Plainfield Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Elli Rettler, a fourth-grade student from Plainfield, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-grade students were asked to write a 100- to 300-word essay with the theme, ‘How have Wisconsin soybean farmers fueled Wisconsin’s economy?’ Elli is the daughter of Jessica and Matt Rettler. Her …

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Ag in the Classroom Awards Grants to Fund Ag Literacy Projects

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded $6,898 to schools and organizations to expand agricultural literacy. Groups, schools and organizations can apply for up to $500 as part of the Ag in the Classroom’s matching grant program to support a project, provided they have a source of matching funds. 2021 …

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2021 Wisconsin Farm Facts Now Available

The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program has the updated 2021 Wisconsin Farm Facts brochures, bookmarks and other related resources available for teachers, students and volunteer to use. The annual brochure highlights the top 10 commodities, where Wisconsin ranks nationally, features other agricultural and jobs statistics, and has an annual feature. This year honey and …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Encourages Participation in National Ag Day Activity

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is encouraging students in Pre-K through 12th grade to participate in a sticker designing activity to celebrate National Ag Day. National Ag Day will be celebrated nationwide on March 23. Due to anticipated COVID-19 restrictions many celebrations and activities are being planned virtually. The theme for Ag Day 2021 is …

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Matching Grants Available Through Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program

The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program is accepting applications for matching grants, up to $500, that will be awarded to groups conducting activities that promote agricultural literacy in K-12 schools. Projects that use funds toward an ongoing, sustainable education effort will receive preference over a one-time program. Applicants must have a matching donor for …

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Rio Teacher Recognized for Agricultural Literacy Work

Lori Bongert, a fourth-grade teacher at Rio Elementary School in Columbia County, is this year’s recipient of Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation recognizes a teacher for his or her efforts in educating students on the importance of agriculture. Teachers of all grade …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Awards Teacher Mini-Grants

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded five teacher mini-grants to be used for agricultural literacy lessons and activities. The $100 grants, funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, provide opportunities for teachers to obtain funding that may not be available through their local school budgets. The following teachers were awarded grants: …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Announces Book of the Year and Essay Contest Topic

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2020-2021 school year by announcing the Book of the Year, “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” written by Peggy Thomas. 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 …

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