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
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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



TO:      State Farm Bureau Presidents

            State Farm Bureau Administrators and or Assistants to the President

            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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Christa Steinkamp
Georgia Agriculture Education
Curriculum & Technology Director
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