2016 Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grant - Sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau


The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is offering grants up to $200 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy. Grants can be used for to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, fieldtrips and other projects.

  • Preschool-12th grade teachers or librarians
  • Projects must teach agriculture through Language Arts or 21st Century Skills
  • Project must take place between February 1 and June 1, 2016.
  • A teacher may not apply for more than one grant per year.
  • Teachers with overdue follow-up reports from a previous grant award are not eligible to receive funding.
  • Grant money cannot be used for fund raising efforts, political issues or campaigns, teacher salaries/substitutes or professional staff development.
Grant Timeline
  • Applications due by January 10, 2016.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by January 30, 2016.
  • Funding will be distributed by February 15, 2016.
  • A follow-up report and at least one photo of the project must be submitted by June 5, 2016.
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About the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation

IALF serves as a central resource for educators and volunteers who want to teach Iowa’s students about agriculture. The mission is to educate Iowans, with a focus on youth, regarding the breadth and global significance of agriculture. Iowa is a leading producer of agricultural products that are essential to feed a growing world population, estimated to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. IALF believes it is important for all Iowans to understand the essential role agriculture has in their lives. IALF will support existing agriculture education efforts such as FFA, 4-H and Ag in the Classroom. IALF was created through a joint effort of agricultural stakeholders, including the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Silos and Smokestacks Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, GROWMARK, and the Iowa Beef Industry Council. For more information visit IALF online at IowaAgLiteracy.org, on Facebook, and Twitter.


Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation


Will Fett, Executive Director
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation

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