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 the importance of agriculture. Preference will be given to projects that use funds toward an ongoing, sustainable education effort, events designed to reach large groups of students or those that involve innovative approaches to promoting agricultural literacy.

Applications are evaluated on quality and uniqueness of the project, integration of agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas, alignment with educational standards, assessment methods used to evaluate students’ knowledge and quality of the submission.

A selection committee will review all funding requests that are postmarked by October 15. Applications can be downloaded from wisagclassroom.org under the grants section of the teachers tab. Five signed copies of the application must be submitted

For more information about the teacher mini-grants, call 608.828.5644 or email [email protected].