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.
2013 Spring Mini-Grants Awarded
|Sevier County Farm Bureau, Ark.||Hoop houses to operate student-run garden during the school year which will provide fresh produce to the school cafeteria.|
|Arizona Farm Bureau, Ariz.||An interactive community/fair display available to reserve, with hands-on activities to teach consumers about agriculture.|
|Monterey County Farm Bureau, Calif.||Farm Day Experience to teach third graders about the agriculture industry.|
|Harris County Farm Bureau, Ga.||Raised beds in school garden to accommodate handicapped students.|
|Edgar County Farm Bureau, Ill.||Barn-shaped activity center on wheels for community agriculture education.|
|McHenry County Farm Bureau, Ill.||Copies of “Who Grew My Soup” and ag mags for school learning centers to expand Ag in the Classroom program.|
|McClean County Farm Bureau, Ill.||GPS receivers to help teach fifth graders about precision agriculture as part of their Food & Farm Discovery Zone education initiative.|
|Ogle County Farm Bureau, Ill.||Embryology kits with lesson plans and activities for K-8 students.|
|Allen County Farm Bureau, Kan.||Mobile “book house” for Reading Roundup at farmers markets twice per month where children are read agriculture stories.|
|Kansas Farm Bureau, Kan.||Agricultural Education App to provide a free, interactive way to educate about agriculture.|
|Muskegon County Farm Bureau, Mich.||Books and teaching aid materials for summer reading program at the local library.|
|Antrim County Farm Bureau, Mich.||Interactive displays to develop an educational agriculture program for grades 9-12.|
|Shiawassee County Farm Bureau, Mich.||Incubators to help teach agriculture and the chicken life cycle.|
|Desoto County Farm Bureau, Miss.||Agricultural education resource materials for an agriculture literacy resource library.|
|Meagher County Farm Bureau, Mont.||Educational resources about wheat production and use for K-6 students.|