The Mini-Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state Farm Bureaus may apply for grants of up to $500 for classroom education programs for grades K-12 to initiate new programs or expand existing programs to additional grade levels or new subject areas. Grants are available on a competitive basis.
The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a special project of the Foundation in cooperation with the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. It was established to honor two former chairs of that committee, Berta White and Linda Reinhardt, who were leaders in the national effort to improve agricultural literacy.
This application cycle has closed.
2014 Spring Mini-Grants Awarded
|Arizona Farm Bureau, Ariz.||Creation of cloth pizzas and hamburgers for “Build Your Burger” and “Grow Your Own Pizza” presentations.|
|Clark County Farm Bureau, Ill.||“Who Grew My Soup?” project to engage students in grades K-6 in agriculture through hands-on activities.|
|Cook County Farm Bureau, Ill.||“There’s AG on My Plate” presentation to teach elementary students about healthy eating and where food comes from.|
|Crawford County Farm Bureau, Ill.||Books to extend ag literacy for students and teachers (grades pre-K-6) on various topics.|
|Gallatin County Farm Bureau, Mont.||Farm Fair for 4th-grade students and teachers to show where food comes from and enhance understanding of agriculture.|
|Hancock County Farm Bureau, Ill.||Resource kits with information about plants and horticulture for early childhood, elementary and home school teachers.|
|Kendall County Farm Bureau, Ill.||EarthBox gardening systems and curriculum support guides to teach elementary school students about plant science and promote ag literacy.|
|Logan County Farm Bureau, Ky.||Raised beds for an outdoor agricultural classroom for middle school students.|
|McLean Farm Bureau, Ill.||“Scrambled States of Agriculture” kits with books to teach 4th-grade students about regional agriculture.|
|Newton County Farm Bureau, Ga.||Hoop house to teach students about “MyPlate” and where their food comes from.|
|Sanilac County Farm Bureau, Mich.||Greenhouse to teach students about seeds and growing plants.|
|Stafford County Farm Bureau, Va.||Incubation kits for a chicken embryology project to teach students about the life cycle.|
|New Haven County Farm Bureau, Ct.||“Garden Market” to teach children the full cycle of growing and selling vegetables.|
|York County Farm Bureau, S.C.||Incubator and chicken books to teach students about the development of a chicken from an egg.|