Tag: 2020

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Awards Teacher Mini-Grants

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded five teacher mini-grants to be used for agricultural literacy lessons and activities. The $100 grants, funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, provide opportunities for teachers to obtain funding that may not be available through their local school budgets. The following teachers were awarded grants: …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program Announces Book of the Year and Essay Contest Topic

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is kicking off the 2020-2021 school year by announcing the Book of the Year, “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” written by Peggy Thomas. Each year, the Ag in the Classroom program holds an essay contest in conjunction with the Book of the Year for fourth- and fifth-grade …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Kicks Off School Year at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program will kick off the 2020-2021 school year with an informational meeting on Saturday, August 22, at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc. The event will last from 10 a.m. – noon, concluding with a lunch for all participants. The program will feature topics including the 2020-21 …

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Chilton Student Wins Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Lindsay Geiger, a fourth-grade student from Chilton, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 100-to-300-word essay with the theme, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?” Lindsay is the daughter of John and Laura Geiger. Carrie Stammer is …

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Ag in the Classroom Awards Grants to Fund Ag Literacy Projects

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded $6,749 to schools and organizations to expand agricultural literacy. Groups, schools and organizations can apply for up to $500 as part of the Ag in the Classroom’s matching grant program to support a project, provided they have a source of matching funds. The …

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Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Deadlines Extended

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom has extended deadlines for several grants and contests due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. “With schools being closed, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom wants to be flexible with deadlines to allow participation while also respecting the need to put individual health and safety first,” said Wisconsin Ag in …

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