Learn to Farm Mini-Grant for Teachers

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Learn to Farm Classroom Mini-Grant Award Winners!

 

Oakdale STEAM Elementary School - Central District
Edisto Elementary School - Coastal District
Carvers Bay High School - Pee Dee District
Belton Middle School - Piedmont District

 

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 provides 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. If you do not have a Farm Bureau representative, we will find someone who can work with you to support you along the way if needed. 

Applications for the 2019 Mini-Grants will be available in the Summer of 2018.