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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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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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New Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Partnership Offers MORE Grant to Teachers

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 …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Encourages Participation in National Ag Day on March 24

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 …

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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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