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Agriculture Literacy Leadership Award Recipients Named

New award honors agricultural literacy volunteers and industry partners Don and Bev Meyer and the Wisconsin Soybean Association were named the inaugural recipients of the Agriculture Literacy Leadership Award by Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom at the 103rd Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting on Dec. 4. The new award honors and recognizes outstanding business …

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Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Announces Grant Support of Agriculture Literacy Projects 

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom awards a total of $4000 to ag literacy projects  Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $4,000 to schools and educators to support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture.  “Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest sectors, providing nearly one in every nine jobs in our …

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Denmark Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Mollie Goral, a fifth-grade student from Denmark, 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, ‘What’s Popping in Wisconsin? Corn’s value to our state’s economy’ . Mollie is the daughter of Jeff and Erica Goral. …

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Schaefer Hired as Ag in the Classroom Coordinator

Beth Schaefer has been named the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator.   “Beth’s experience working directly with education and promotion programs, engaging volunteers and collaborating with stakeholders will serve her well as she leads Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program,” said Wendy Kannel, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Senior Director of Member Relations. …

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Janesville Teacher Recognized for Agricultural Literacy Work

Carmen DeKok, a fourth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Janesville, is this year’s recipient of Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award. The Rock County teacher has worked closely with Rock County Ag in the Classroom and has taught several county and district essay contest winners. Each year the Wisconsin …

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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 thirteen 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

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 the state. This year’s essay contest topic is, ‘What’s Popping in Wisconsin? The value of corn to our economy!’ Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2021-2022 …

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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 8 contest have been announced. This year’s contest theme was “Wisconsin Dreamin’… Legend-dairy Wisconnie-strone Soup”. Participants had to bring along a label from all Wisconsin products used in the dish. There were 11 …

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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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