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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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Random Lake Teacher Recognized for Agricultural Literacy Work

Cindy Barber, a fifth-sixth grade teacher at Random Lake Middle School in Random Lake, 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 …

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

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2019-2020 school year by announcing the Book of the Year 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 …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Unveils New Website

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program is pleased to announce the launch of a newly-redesigned website. The updated website was launched in early September and can be viewed at www.wisagclassroom.com. “Our new website is easy to navigate for teachers, volunteers and students,” said Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Darlene Arneson. “We are …

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Teacher Mini-Grants Available for Ag Literacy Projects

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program is offering mini-grants of up to $100 to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy. Grants can be used for innovative lessons, activities, resources, presentations, school fairs and other creative ideas. The proposed project must be targeted to grades pre-K through 12 and should enhance student knowledge of …

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Ag in the Classroom State Fair Culinary Contest Winners Named

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program sponsors an annual culinary contest at the Wisconsin State Fair. Winners from the August 2 contest have been announced. This year’s contest theme was “Sowing Creativity – Feasting on Stuffing Goodness.” Participants had to bring along a label from all Wisconsin products used in the dish. There …

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