Earning funds

Karen Callis, right, a teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, earned funding from Farm Bureau by submitting a successful application for a project.

A grant from Florida Farm Bureau will support a special learning experience for a group of students at Lafayette Elementary School.  The grant has been awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year under Farm Bureau’s statewide, competitive  ‘Ag in the Classroom Program.’


Karen Callis, a teacher at Lafayette Elementary School, earned the funding by submitting a successful application for a project that involves: recycling food from the cafeteria and home to demonstrate the different phases of recycling. Materials such as coffee grounds and egg shells create composting material for garden and fertilization purposes.


Farm Bureau Mini-Grants are offered annually to certified classroom teachers who serve young people in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The grants are intended to help promote a better understanding of contemporary agriculture among students and teachers.  Many successful projects supported by the program include innovative interdisciplinary approaches to social studies, mathematics, language arts, physical science and natural resource management.


Florida Farm Bureau has awarded min-grants totaling over $10,000 to teachers across the state for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information about the Florida Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program, contact Michele Curts at Michele.Curts@ffbic.com

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