Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has awarded $4,500 to schools and educators to support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture.
Groups, schools, and educators can apply for up to $500 as part of the Ag in the Classroom ‘Ag in All Classrooms’ grant program.
“Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s largest sectors, providing nearly one in nine jobs in our state,” said Wisconsin Ag 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 we rely on daily.”
Educators and projects that have been awarded funding for Fall 2023 include:
- “A Sweet Treat: Ice Cream in the Classroom” – Tyler Foote, Vincent High School of Agricultural Sciences
- “What’s Your Watershed Footprint?” – Kim Pokorny, School for Agricultural & Environmental Studies (SAGES)
- “Let It Rot! Investigating the impact of earthworms on soil health” – Tina Johnson, River Trail School of Agricultural Science
- “Aquaponics – Raising fish and plants in a closed environment.” – David Zimmermann, River Trail School of Agricultural Science
- “The Community Farm” – Karen Weidner, OH Schultz Elementary
- “Read it, Eat it, Learn it!” – Keri Radtke, Mineral Point Elementary
- “Farm to Classroom-Embedded agriculture in high school culinary education” -Mollie Haubenschild, Waukesha West, South, North
- “Drones in Agriculture” – Nick Gagnon, Chippewa Falls High School
- “ESW FARM Exploring Job Options in Rural Wisconsin” – Cally Ehle, Easter Seals Wisconsin FARM Program
Applications for Spring 2023 Ag in ALL Classroom grants will be open in October.