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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Announces Book of the Year and Essay Contest Topic

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2020-2021 school year by announcing the Book of the Year, “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” written by Peggy Thomas. 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 …

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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 him or her 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 …

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American Farm Bureau Seeks Applicants for National Ag in the Classroom Conference Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering White-Reinhardt Scholarship opportunities to the 2021 National Ag in the Classroom Conference. These scholarships are available for full-time educators and volunteers who actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to cover travel expenses to attend the …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Partnership Awards MORE Grants to Teachers

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is excited to announce that 29 Wisconsin teachers will be receiving MORE for Agriculture grants for “The Hungry Planet” project. Wisconsin has been working in partnership with Illinois Ag in the Classroom and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom programs to make this opportunity available to teachers and students. Grant recipients …

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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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Chilton Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Lindsay Geiger, a fourth-grade student from Chilton, 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, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?” Lindsay is the daughter of John and Laura Geiger. Carrie Stammer is …

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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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