Learn to Farm Mini-Grant for Teachers

In an effort to teach students that agriculture is an integral part of our everyday environment and that farming is exciting and important, the SC Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program offers a Learn-to-Farm classroom mini-grant program for teachers in public and private schools.

The mini-grant program will provide a $500 mini-grant to a school in each of the four South Carolina Farm Bureau districts for teachers who qualify through an application process.

Teachers must design a project that includes production agriculture crops and/or activities related to successfully growing and producing food or fiber. Examples: wheat, corn, oats, peanuts, cotton, fruits, vegetables, honey bees, composting, vermiculture, soil nutrition, among other effective farming practices. Goals and objectives must be clearly stated and measurable, and the project must directly involve their students.

The project must be advised by a county Farm Bureau volunteer leader, and mini-grant recipients will be in communication with a state YF&R committee member throughout the process.

Proposals must be submitted on a SCFB mini-grant application form. The PDF form is fillable and has a submit button for emailing to the State Office.  Click Here for the form and once opened, save the form to your computer, complete the form, at the bottom of the form, click the SUBMIT button and it will bring up an email with the form attached to be sent to the State Office.  Click send (from the email) and we will let you know when your application has been received. Forms are also available at county Farm Bureau offices.


Deadline for applications is October 1.

(Applicants may submit only one proposal per year)


Send completed applications to:

Learn to Farm Mini-Grant
ATTN: YF&R Program
PO Box 754
Columbia, SC  29202


Email: jcabrera@scfb.org


Fax: 803-936-4435