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Alice in Dairyland and Agriculture in the Classroom Partner to Share Importance of Wisconsin Specialty Crops

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Alice in Dairyland program is partnering with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag in the Classroom program to promote specialty crops in classrooms across the state. Utilizing a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the partnership aims to breathe new …

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Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Names 2022 Outstanding Educator of the Year

Jessica Rettler has been named the 2022 Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Educator. Rettler is a fourth-grade educator at Tri-County Elementary School in Plainfield. The Outstanding Educator Award honors K-12 educators who work to enhance student learning and achievement in core subjects while increasing student awareness and understanding of the important role agriculture plays …

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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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Ag in the Classroom Awards Grants to Fund Ag Literacy Projects

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded $6,000 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. 2022 …

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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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Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program Offers Matching Grants

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 one-time programs. Applicants must have a matching donor for their …

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Wisconsin Farm Bureau Seeks Coordinator For Ag in the Classroom Program

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is seeking applicants for the position of Ag in the Classroom Coordinator. Duties include developing and maintaining a strong base of materials and resources for K-12 teachers and students that meet Wisconsin Academic Standards as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This position works directly with local Agriculture in …

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