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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Extended National Ag Day Events and Contests

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 …

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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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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Awards Teacher Mini-Grants

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded 13 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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Ag in the Classroom Program Announces Book of the Year and Essay Contest Topic

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2019-2020 school year by announcing the Book of the Year Right This Very Minute, written by Lisl Detlefson of Wisconsin. 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 …

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