Cook County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Program provides varying grants for teachers each year in order to educate students on agricultural concepts. These grants include a School Garden Grant, the Food Science Grant, and the National Conference Grant. Additional grants can be found online at Illinois Ag in the Classroom.
School Pollinator Workshop/Grant
The Cook County Ag In The Classroom will be providing a workshop on Bee's, Butterflies and Pollinators. The first 20 teachers registered to attend the March 7th, 2017 program will receive a book bundle related to this topic for classroom use to develop student awareness of agriculture through school gardening. Two attendees will be selected at random to receive an Earthbox (shown below) along with their books.
Food Science Grant
Food Science Grants (Check back in Fall 2017)
The Food Science Education Grant was developed by the Cook County Farm Bureau® Ag Literacy Team to promote the use of locally grown, high quality agricultural products. The purpose of this program is to offer grants for teachers to purchase dairy, meat and vegetable products for their classroom. These foods will then be used to educate students about the importance of a well-balanced diet and promotion of locally grown foods/ingredients. Grants are offered to Cook County Jr. High and High Schools that have a food science, culinary arts, nutrition, life skills, or other closely related class.
Click here for application.
National Conference Grant
This grant provides admission for one Cook County Elementary or Middle School teacher to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Kansas City, KS in June 2017. Click here for application.
Up to a $750 value; includes admission to conference, flight/hotel assistance
Illinois Ag in the Classroom Grants
For grants click below.