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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 […]

The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program is pleased to announce the three winners of the National Ag Day drawing contest. More than 160 entries were received. One winner was selected in each of the age categories: 6 and younger, 7 to 9 and 10 to12. All participants received an Ag in the Classroom resource

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is canceling most summer training events. “It is always difficult to make the decision to cancel a series of events that we know teachers and other educators were looking forward to, but the health and safety of our staff

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is excited to announce the MORE for Agriculture grant in partnership with Illinois and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom. The MORE for Agriculture grant is available to teachers in grades 7-12. The grant will provide 50 classroom sets of The Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel to participating classes in each

On March 24, Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom encourages everyone to celebrate National Ag Day through participation in the annual youth coloring contest and reading event. The theme for National Ag Day is, “food brings everyone to the table.” Youth Contest Students should draw and color a picture that shows people who are involved in

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