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Minnesota offers ag literacy grants

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FUNDS AVAILABLE: Teachers, FFA and 4-H groups are encouraged to apply for ag literacy grants offered by the Minnesota Department of Ag and the Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Foundation.
Teachers, FFA and 4-H groups are encouraged to apply by Nov. 15.

Applications are now being accepted for ag literacy grants offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Grants in the amount of $500 per applicant are available to K-12 teachers, 4-H and FFA groups in Minnesota to develop educational experiences around agriculture and food systems education.

A total of $5,000 in grants will be awarded. Funded activities can include new ideas, as well as enhancements to current curricula and activities.

Examples of eligible expenses include field trips to working farms or agriculture businesses, purchasing needed supplies, and supporting “Ag Day” events at schools.

Priority will be given to first-time applicants. All applications will be evaluated by a grant review committee of the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Applications are due Nov. 15. Apply and find more information on the MAITC website.

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