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Eleanor Jones-Sato, a fourth-grade student from Janesville, and Bree Stalsberg, a fifth-grade student from Fennimore, have been selected as state winners in the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 500-word essay with the theme, “Wisconsin Agriculture is Fruit-full!” Eleanor Jones-Sato is the winner of […]

Eighteen young writers were named state finalists in the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to author an essay with the theme ‘Wisconsin Agriculture is Fruit-full!’ as part of the annual essay contest that focuses on food and agriculture. The contest is open to all fourth- and

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $5,000 to educators and agricultural 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. “Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest sectors, providing nearly one in every nine jobs

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.