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Madison — The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program is accepting applications for matching grants that will be awarded to groups to promote agricultural literacy in K-12 schools.

Ag in the Classroom will award up to $500 to groups sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy. Projects considered for grants must be targeted to grades pre-K through 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. Applicants must have a matching source/funder for their project equal to the amount of the Ag in the Classroom grant. The application deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.

Interested groups or schools can get an application on the ‘what’s new’ tab on the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website at www.wisagclassroom.org. You may also contact Darlene Arneson, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, at darneson@wfbf.com or 608.828.5644.

The Ag in the Classroom is a program to help students K-12 to understand the importance of agriculture. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with funding from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, other agricultural groups, and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Learn more at www.wisgclassroom.org.

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