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 Spring 2019 Teacher grant  

The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering grants up to $400 each to Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers to fund projects that promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Grants can be used for classroom projects/lessons such as soil studies, pest management, plant science, school garden or horticultural studies or even ag entrepreneurship projects to name a few. Projects should focus expanding the minds of urban and suburban learners to understand the connection between horticulture/agriculture and our urban area.


Application period closed as of 2/4/19. 

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 National ag in the classroom conference grant 2019  

This grant will provide admission for one Cook County K- 12 teacher to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas from June 19-21, 2019.

(Up to a $750 value; includes admission to conference, flight/hotel assistance)       

Keynote Speakers include:

Temple Grandin: Noted animal expert and advocate for autistic populations.

Dr. Marty Matlock: Executive Director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center and Professor of Ecological Engineering 


Applications due March 15, 2019


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2018-19 Food Science Education Grant 

Available to 6-12th grade classrooms. Focusing on locally produced Dairy, Meat and Vegetables


Congratulations to grant recipients: Komarek School, East Leyden High School, Eisenhower Cooperative, Rolling Meadows High School and Westchester Middle School. 


Application period closed until fall 2019



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