Indiana Farm Bureau sponsors teachers and/or volunteers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference held annually in June. The scholarship includes the cost of a single, early-bird registration for the conference, up to four nights lodging at the conference hotel, and a $550 travel allowance. Meals are not included in the conference registration. Any additional or miscellaneous expenses will be the responsibility of the recipient. This scholarship is valued at approximately $1,500.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers White-Reinhardt Scholarships to the attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to full time educators and/or volunteers that actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events. This scholarship program is to provide travel expense funds to attend the national conference and then use the information gained to expand their outreach to students regarding food, fiber and fuel. Applications are due Oct. 15 of the program year. LEARN MORE
National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC), with support from CHS Foundation, provides scholarships to pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. This scholarship covers the early conference registration fee for the teachers who are selected. LEARN MORE
The purpose of this grant is to provide assistance to county Farm Bureaus or Farm Bureau members and educators that do not have adequate funds for a new program, activity, or to attend an event that enhances the promotion of agriculture and education. Program examples could include, but are not limited to, books for classrooms, incubator systems, supplies for school gardens, etc. Event examples may include the National Ag in the Classroom Conference, AFBF Women’s Communication Boot Camp, summer educational programs, specialized educational conferences, etc. Please provide sufficient details and information about your program to give the judges a clear picture of your plans and expectations.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers the White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program to fund projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state Farm Bureaus may apply for grants of up to $500 for classroom education programs
for grades K-12 in order to initiate new agriculture literacy programs or expand existing programs. Grants are available on a competitive basis. LEARN MORE
CHS Foundation offers grants to be awarded to pre-kindergarten-12th grade teachers who apply with an innovative classroom project while using agriculture concepts to teach core subject areas. LEARN MORE
The Volunteer of the Year Award honors AITC volunteers who have gone above and beyond for the AITC program and provided unique or exemplary work in educating the public about the important role agriculture plays in our everyday lives. This individual consistently demonstrates quality leadership and the ability to take initiative.
The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization recognizes educators through the Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. This award highlights an Indiana educator who spotlights agriculture within their classroom. This award is open to district-certified teachers currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-vocational agriculture classroom settings at the PreK-12th grade levels. Applicants may be individual teachers or a team of teachers. The state winner will represent Indiana at the national level.