The Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board sponsors a number of Ag-in-the-Classroom Programs. Through a grant the Board has made the Corn Ag Readers and Poultry Ag Readers available to Arkansas classrooms free of charge. Additionally, a limited number of the Good Things from Arkansas and Growing Smarter are available.
For more information about this program contact your county Farm Bureau.
For information about the national program, visit National Agriculture in the Classroom.
These materials may be ordered from your county Farm Bureau for use in your classroom. Please contact your local county Farm Bureau to order these materials.
Mobile Ag Experience Program
The Arkansas Mobile Ag Experience Program is a fun, interactive, educational experience for your students. An educational specialist from the Ag in the Classroom program will bring the Mobile Ag Experience to your school an engage your students with a presentation that involves interactive displays and cotton ginning and rice milling demonstrations. Students can also practice their milking skills on the life-size, fiberglass dairy cow and plant their own seeds at the Germination Station. Your students will learn about the major crops and livestock produced in Arkansas in a fun and engaging program.
For more information or to schedule a program, contact Matt Jackson.
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AITC Garden Mini-Grant
The Outdoor Classroom Garden Mini-Grant Program is designed to show that agriculture is an integral part of our everyday environment. Farms, wildlife, forestry, people and cities are all interrelated with agriculture. Since most of Arkansas wildlife resides on and feeds off of private property, including farms and timber lands, the gardens can demonstrate the connection between agriculture, food, fiber, conservation, wildlife and urban environment.
Applications are evaluated for proper criteria and study objectives before grants are awarded. Money will be awarded by the county Farm Bureau leadership. Recognition may be given on both the state and local level. There is no application deadline. Applications will be accepted as long as grant funding is available. The grants are matching funds grants, up to $500 may be awarded for new garden sites. Up to $250 in matching funds may be awarded for on-going garden projects.
Any questions regarding the Outdoor Classroom Garden Mini-Grant Program should be directed to the following contact at Arkansas Farm Bureau:
Director of Education and Outreach