Pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school teachers are eligible to receive funding for hands-on learning by teaching their students about Florida agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in Pre-K-12 classroom instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Grants of up to $250 each will be awarded for original and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture among students.
“Agriculture impacts every person daily, from the food they eat to the clothes they wear,” said Michele Curts, Florida Farm Bureau leadership programs coordinator. “It’s vital that students understand the importance of agriculture and teachers see how easy it is to integrate agriculture into core academic subjects like math, science, language arts and social studies.”
Grant applications are due Oct. 1, 2021. Recipients of the grant will be notified no later than Nov. 16 via email. Educators can apply for the grant by visiting https://floridafarmbureau.formstack.com/forms/mini_grant_2022.
The Mini-Grant Program is part of the Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s commitment to support agricultural education in classrooms across Florida. A total of up to $20,000 will be awarded in mini-grants throughout the 2021-22 school year. Last year, 83 Florida teachers received grant funding for agricultural projects. Florida Farm Bureau has awarded more than $250,000 in total grants toward promoting agriculture in the classroom since the program’s inception in 1998.