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.
|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|
Larry Schumacher, MDA Communications