Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded 12 teacher mini-grants to be used for agricultural literacy lessons and activities. The grants, funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, provide opportunities for teachers to obtain funding that may not be available through their local school budgets. Among the teachers that were awarded $100 grants that will be used this school year: Lori Rowe- Tigerton High School.
The grant will assist the staff members in the district to provide agricultural books for the school, Middle School Book Club and Reading Nights. Staff have observed that students have lost their interest in reading books for fun, so the new books will provide interesting topics, good illustrations and content that will spark their interest in agriculture and reading.