Friday, May 27, 2016

My American Farm Outreach Grant Winners Announced




WASHINGTON, D.C, May 26, 2016 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the 10 schools receiving this year’s $1,500 My American Farm Outreach Grants. They are:

·         Cassia High School (Burley, Idaho)
·         Christian Academy of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)
·         Cumberland Valley FFA (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
·         Elk Grove High School Agriculture Department (Elk Grove, California)
·         Linn-Mar FFA Chapter (Marion, Iowa)
·         McArthur FFA (Hollywood, Florida)
·         North Iredell High School (Olin, North Carolina)
·         Ponchatoula High School FFA Chapter and Agriscience Department (Ponchatoula, Louisiana)
·         Sonora High School FFA (Sonora, California)
·         Waupun Area High School FFA (Waupun, Wisconsin)

Winning schools had to be located in an urban area and capable of reaching at least 400 elementary students with an outreach event using resources found online at http://myamericanfarm.org/. Outreach events must incorporate one My American Farm interactive game, one lesson plan and one video from the set of available resources. Classrooms also are encouraged to bring in a community/industry representative to share how agriculture affects their everyday lives. Upon completion of the outreach events, schools will receive $1,500 to further their agricultural literacy outreach efforts.

The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit http://myamericanfarm.org/.