More than 3,500 students in 88 classrooms around the state of Missouri will be able to enhance their knowledge of agriculture with the assistance of mini-grants awarded by the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation.
The funding allows educators to purchase accurate educational materials and consummables to help connect students to the farming and ranching.
This year’s awards of $250 or $500 will help fund programs about honey bees, milk, hydroponics, food preservation, agricultural literacy, and more.
In the 22nd year of the competitive grant process, a record number of Missouri educators applied for funding.
“Reviewing the applications reminds me that there are so many ways information about agriculture fits into the classroom curriculum,” said Diane S. Olson, director of promotion and education programs for the Missouri Farm Bureau.
Ste. Genevieve High School’s FFA chapter again received a mini-grant in the program.