January 9, 2020

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) and the MAITC Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2019 Agricultural Literacy Grants to support educational efforts from kindergarten to high school across the state.

A total of 14 projects received grants of up to $1,000 each to help support agricultural literacy efforts that involve hands-on activities with bees, lettuce, strawberries, and more.

MAITC’s mission is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education. For more information about Ag Literacy Grants, visit the MAITC website.

2019 Ag Literacy Grants

Grantee School and City Teacher Award Amount Project Title
Butterfield Odin, Odin Jen Harris $650.73 Honeybees in the Classroom
St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm Beth Wolf $1,000.00 Farm to Grocery to Table
Matoska International, White Bear Lake Dawn Maple $779.00 Social/Emotional Benefits of Green Walls
Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science, Eagan Anne Flahavan $810.00 Hydroponic Grow Kit
Lake Park Audubon Elementary, Audubon Kathrina O’Connell $950.00 Lettuce Grow Produce in the Winter
Spring Grove Public Schools, Spring Grove Gina Meinertz $947.00 A Documentary: Tales of Farming in Spring Grove
Denfeld High School, Duluth Leah McNeil $400.00 Clock Tower Catering
Greenvale Park Elementary, Northfield Tiffany Kortbein $400.00 Farm Day
Lake Crystal Wellcome-Memorial Elementary, Lake Crystal Brooke Sanders $1,000.00 Planting Your Pizza
Central MN Christian School, Prinsburg Sarah Brouwer $508.95 Superior Soil for Superior Strawberries
Redwood Area Schools, Redwood Falls Anne Goche $638.00 Field Trip to Gilfillan Historic Farm Site
Albany Area Schools, Albany Amy Zimmermann $1,000.00 Planting Seeds for Young Agriculturalists
Rockford Middle FFA, Rockford McKenzie Gregory $525.00 Bringing Agriculture Alive
Skyline Math and Science Academy, Minneapolis Kendra Solander $240.00 Ag Education



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