The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is offering grants up to $100 each to Pre-School through High School teachers, in a public or private school system, to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Grants can be used for innovative lessons, activities, projects, resources, presentations, school fairs and other projects. Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. Priority will be given to applicants for resources that will last more than one school year as opposed to funds for field trips, consumables and “one-time” use.
Grant Selection Criteria
A judging committee will review all funding requests that are properly completed and postmarked by the October 15 deadline. Completed applications must be typed or computer-generated, using a font size no smaller than 10-point. The application may be reproduced using word-processing software only if line/page spacing is not altered. The application should not exceed two pages. Five copies of the application should be submitted (the original can be signed and then 4 copies made of it).
- Items considered when evaluating the applications:
- Quality and uniqueness of the agricultural lesson, activity or project
- Integration of agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas
- Alignment with Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
- Assessment methods used to evaluate student’s knowledge
- Quality and completeness of application
The proposed project must be targeted to grades Pre-K-12 and should enhance student knowledge of the contribution made by agriculture. Projects that use funds toward an ongoing, sustainable education effort will receive preference over those that involve a “one-time” program. Proposed projects or events designed to reach large groups of students will be given preference, as will those that involve innovative approaches to promoting agricultural literacy.
Complete the attached form and return postmarked by October 15 to: Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Agriculture in the Classroom, P.O. Box 5550, Madison, WI 53705. Winning applicants will be notified in November. A final report of the project and how funds were utilized must be submitted to WFBF by June 15. An editable form of this application is available below.
2016 Teacher Mini Grant Application Materials
For more information
Please contact Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom at 608.261.FARM or firstname.lastname@example.org.