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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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Applicants Sought for Outstanding Teacher Award

Do you know an educator that does a great job incorporating agriculture into their classroom? If so, encourage them to fill out an application for Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Certified teachers currently integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula in the pre-K through high school levels are eligible to …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Hosts Summer Trainings

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program will offer three virtual and two in-person summer trainings for teachers, volunteers, home school parents, 4-H and FFA leaders, and others interested in learning about the program’s educational resources. UW-Biotrek Science Virtual Workshop will be on Thursday, June 17, 9-11 a.m. via Zoom. The presenter is …

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Plainfield Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Elli Rettler, a fourth-grade student from Plainfield, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-grade students were asked to write a 100- to 300-word essay with the theme, ‘How have Wisconsin soybean farmers fueled Wisconsin’s economy?’ Elli is the daughter of Jessica and Matt Rettler. Her …

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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 $6,898 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. 2021 …

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2021 Wisconsin Farm Facts Now Available

The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program has the updated 2021 Wisconsin Farm Facts brochures, bookmarks and other related resources available for teachers, students and volunteer to use. The annual brochure highlights the top 10 commodities, where Wisconsin ranks nationally, features other agricultural and jobs statistics, and has an annual feature. This year honey and …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Encourages Participation in National Ag Day Activity

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is encouraging students in Pre-K through 12th grade to participate in a sticker designing activity to celebrate National Ag Day. National Ag Day will be celebrated nationwide on March 23. Due to anticipated COVID-19 restrictions many celebrations and activities are being planned virtually. The theme for Ag Day 2021 is …

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