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 will receive 30 copies of the book “The Hungry Planet” by Peter Menzel to use in their classes during the upcoming school year. The book details food consumption of families around the world. Grant recipients will participate in a virtual training on July 22 where they will receive lesson plan ideas, resources and learn other ways to use the books. This grant is made possible by the generous support of the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial.

Wisconsin grant recipients include:

JacobAbrahamsonMarion High SchoolMarion
MarleeBonhamJack Young Middle SchoolBaraboo
KevinChampeauFreedom High SchoolFreedom
TariCostelloWaupun Area Junior/Senior HighWaupun
KatelynDeiSlinger High SchoolSlinger
StephanieDeVriesCambria-Friesland School DistrictCambria
TylerFooteVincent High School of Agricultural SciencesMilwaukee
TheresaGlodoskiTri-County Area School DistrictPlainfield
MelissaGoersShawano Community High SchoolShawano
MelindaGoplinWhitehall School DistrictWhitehall
ShawnaHenkeCampbellsport Middle/High SchoolCampbellsport
KellyHubertTurtle Lake SchoolsTurtle Lake
EmilyKlingbeilCambridge High SchoolCambridge
JamieKobsSun Prairie High SchoolSun Prairie
BethKolodzinskiRoyall High SchoolElroy
KirstenKonderLuck Public SchoolsLuck
DyanLasarGreenfield High SchoolGreenfield
AmandaLevzow SeichterPardeeville High SchoolPardeeville
Sandra DeeNaasAshland High SchoolAshland
NathanielNoldenWisconsin Dells High SchoolWisconsin Dells
HollyOlsenChain Exploration CenterWaupaca
KristinaPuntneyBaraboo High SchoolBaraboo
WhitneyRathkeRandom Lake High SchoolRandom Lake
JamesRuppRandolph High SchoolRandolph
JessicaSchaeferLancaster High SchoolLancaster
TimothySprainLincoln Middle SchoolLa Crosse
CindiSyversonSouth Middle SchoolEau Claire
BrittanyVanderbiltDeForest High SchoolDeForest
JeffZobeckGresham Community SchoolGresham

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag in the Classroom program is designed to help K-12 students understand the importance of agriculture. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with funding from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, other agricultural groups and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Learn more at wisagclassroom.org.