Ag in the Classroom in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation offers Wisconsin teacher mini-grants of up to $100 each to preschool through high school teachers, in a public or private school system. Mini-grants can be used to provide funding for projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Wisconsin teacher grant funding can be used for innovative lessons, activities, projects, resources, presentations, school fairs and other projects. Teacher grant projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. Priority for funding teacher grants are given to applicants with on-going, sustainable education efforts versus a one-time program.
Ag in the Classroom in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation also offers Wisconsin ag literacy matching grants of up to $500 with matching funds. These matching grants are available to groups sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy. Matching grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 to applicants that secure or provide equal matching funds for the proposed project. The budget section of this application provides space for detailing the amount requested and how it will be used. Projects that are ongoing, sustainable education efforts are given priority for matching grant funding over one-time education programs.
Each year the Ag in the Classroom program recognizes an outstanding teacher or teaching team for their commitment to furthering agricultural literacy efforts. The goal of teaching youth about agriculture is to help students acquire knowledge to make informed decisions and support wise agricultural policies and programs. To be eligible for the award, teachers must incorporate agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curriculum and must be currently engaged in classroom instruction. Certified agriculture education teachers are not eligible. Past state winners and certified agriculture education teachers are not eligible.