Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Announces Grant Support of Agricultural Literacy Projects

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $5,000 to educators and agricultural literacy programs. Grant dollars will support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture concepts while helping students meet academic standards and develop career readiness skills.

“Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest sectors, providing nearly one in every nine jobs in our state,” said Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator Beth Schaefer. “We are excited to support educators who work to grow student achievement while simultaneously introducing students to the skills and jobs needed to produce the food and fiber that we all rely on every single day.”

Groups, schools and educators can apply for up to $500 as part of the Agriculture in the Classroom’s ‘Ag in All Classrooms’ grant program.

Agricultural literacy programs that have been awarded funding include:

“Waldorf Ways in the Chicken Coop”Prairie Hill Waldorf School
“Little Hands on the Farm”Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council
“School Forest Curriculum Backpacks”         Campbellsport School District
“Making Beeswax Lip Balm”Fall River School District
“Trout in the Classroom”Merrimac Community School
“Exploring Maple – Past to Present”Reedsburg Area School District
“Crafting Artisanal Cheeses: An Introduction to the World of Fromage”Waupaca High School
“Kindergarten Chick Hatching”Stetsonville Elementary School
“Celebrating Our Wisconsin Specialties: STREAMing through Wisconsin”Stetsonville Elementary School
“Ag in the Park”      Waupun Parks and Recreation Program

Learn more about these proposals and previously funded agricultural literacy projects as well as funding opportunities for educational projects and initiatives at wisagclassroom.org.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture 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.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation was established in 1988 to provide support for agricultural education and leadership programs. Through donations and other contributions, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation invests time and resources to support the next generation of agriculturists. As a 501(c)3 organization, donations are tax deductible. For more information or to make a gift, visit wfbf.com/foundation.