Thank you to Ms. Donna Rocker for sharing this information on a great
opportunity.  I know several of our Local Chapters are already reaching out
to Elementary schools.  Hope you can take the opportunity to complete the
application to receive a grant and some recognition for what you are
doing!  Plus, these are great activities for your National Chapter
Application.  Double Win!

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From: Donna Rocker <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:20 AM
Subject: FW: My American Farm Outreach Grants
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>

This might be a great opportunity for an ag teacher!


Donna Hellwig Rocker

Coordinator, Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom

Field Services Department

Georgia Farm Bureau Federation

*From:* Sydney Andrews [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:04 AM
*Subject:* My American Farm Outreach Grants

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TO:      State Farm Bureau Presidents

            State Farm Bureau Administrators and or Assistants to the

            State Farm Bureau Foundation Coordinators

FR:      Julie Tesch, Executive Director

DT:      March 8, 2016

RE:      My American Farm Outreach Grants

We are looking for 10 schools to take part in our My American Farm Outreach
Grant Program for 2016. Participating schools will receive $1,500 to
further efforts to share the importance of agriculture in our everyday
lives. Grants are available to any middle or high school classroom that is
willing to reach out to elementary school classrooms during the spring or
fall of 2016 by doing an agricultural outreach event. *Applications are due
April 30th*.

For specifics and the application visit our dedicated page, See
the attached PDF for examples of how some FFA chapters are connecting with
elementary schools. is an educational learning platform, which features more
than 20 games about agriculture and free, standards-based lessons and
resources for teachers. Visit the Share Our Story
<> page to find turn-key resources
for groups interested in outreach.


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