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

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom awards a total of $4000 to ag literacy projects. 

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $4,000 to educators and agriculture 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 Ag in the Classroom’s ‘Ag in All Classrooms’ grant program.  

Agriculture literacy programs that have been awarded funding include: 

  • UW-Platteville Collegiate Farm Bureau – “Agriculture Day on the Farm” 
  • Cranberry Learning, Inc. – “Cranberry Learning Career Profiles” 
  • St. Mary St. Michael Catholic, Clarks Mills – “Vermicomposting” 
  • Washington School, Wisconsin Rapids – “Grow our Own Produce” 
  • SAGES, Fox Lake – “Agriculture in the Art Room” 
  • Madison Country Day School – “School Garden Revamp” 
  • Walworth County Fair – “Global Gardens/Freshly Picked” 
  • UW-Madison Collegiate Farm Bureau – “2023 Ag in the Classroom Visits” 
  • Waupun Parks and Recreation – “Agriculture in the Parks” 
  • Henry David Thoreau School, Milwaukee – “Chickology” 
  • St. Mary School, Richland Center – “Herbs Galore!” 
  • SAGES, Fox Lake – “Food Science Fundamentals” 
  • Green Bay East FFA Alumni & Agriscience – “Laboratory Lessons in Livestock Breeding” 

Funding opportunities for educational projects and initiatives occur year-round and can be found at wisagclassroom.org.