Goodies & Grants Galore

Posted: August 18, 2022

DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy program and Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom are offering valuable teaching resources for educators! Check out these upcoming opportunities to acquire books, Ag Mags and more.

DeKalb County Farm Bureau

New Teacher Totes

Building principals or Ag Literacy Ambassadors are invited to request tote bags for new teachers. Bags will contain children’s books, related lesson plans, posters, classroom set of Ag Mags, activity supplies, and more.

Complete the request form found at https://bit.ly/22ToteReq by Sept. 16.

Substitute Teacher Totes

Building principals or Ag Literacy Ambassadors may also request tote bags for building or floating substitute teachers. Substitute totes will include ready-to-use activities, Ag Mags, student rewards, minimal-prep lesson ideas, and additional materials.

Complete the request form found at https://bit.ly/22ToteReq by Sept. 16.

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

Book Grants

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) is offering special topic book grants up to $250 to preK through high school teachers across the state to award and ship select books from the following categories: STEM in Agriculture, Livestock, Seasons, Food & Culture, Illinois Authors, and Ag in Past, Present, and Fictional Worlds.

Complete the grant form at https://bit.ly/3Q8QN6n by Oct. 14.

Project Grants

The IAITC program is also offering grants up to $300 to preK through high school teachers to fund projects promoting ag literacy in the classroom. Projects may be, but are not limited to, agricultural teaching units, classroom presentations, and career fairs. Be creative and develop an interesting, valuable agricultural experience for your students!

Complete the grant form found at https://bit.ly/3BL3Wy0 by Oct. 14.


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