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American Farm Bureau Seeks Applicants for National Ag in the Classroom Conference Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering White-Reinhardt Scholarship opportunities to the 2021 National Ag in the Classroom Conference. These scholarships are available for full-time educators and volunteers who actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to cover travel expenses to attend the …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Partnership Awards MORE Grants to Teachers

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is excited to announce that 29 Wisconsin teachers will be receiving MORE for Agriculture grants for “The Hungry Planet” project. Wisconsin has been working in partnership with Illinois Ag in the Classroom and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom programs to make this opportunity available to teachers and students. Grant recipients …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Kicks Off School Year at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program will kick off the 2020-2021 school year with an informational meeting on Saturday, August 22, at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc. The event will last from 10 a.m. – noon, concluding with a lunch for all participants. The program will feature topics including the 2020-21 …

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Chilton Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Lindsay Geiger, a fourth-grade student from Chilton, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 100-to-300-word essay with the theme, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?” Lindsay is the daughter of John and Laura Geiger. Carrie Stammer is …

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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 $6,749 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. The …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Deadlines Extended

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom has extended deadlines for several grants and contests due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. “With schools being closed, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom wants to be flexible with deadlines to allow participation while also respecting the need to put individual health and safety first,” said Wisconsin Ag in …

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Ag in the Classroom Extends Essay Contest Deadline

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom has extended the 4-5th grade essay contest entry deadline to April 24 due to school closures. This year’s essay contest topic is, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?” Essay submissions must be 100-to-300 words in length and will be judged on content, grammar, spelling and neatness. The essay …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Extended National Ag Day Events and Contests

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom has extended the deadline for the National Ag Day Youth Contest and is encouraging on-line and social media book reading to help celebrate National Ag Day on March 24. Youth Contest Students should draw and color a picture that shows people who are involved in growing, producing, processing, selling, preparing …

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