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Grants to Texas Teachers to Promote Agricultural Programming

Learning from the Ground Up Garden Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Texas

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/25/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of $500 to Texas teachers to promote agricultural programming in the classroom. Funding is intended for projects that help children learn about and appreciate agriculture, and help them understand the source of their food, fiber, and fuel. Projects must directly engage students in hands-on learning that expands knowledge of food production and agricultural practices. Agricultural concepts must be used and students must be directly engaged in the educational component.

The Learning from the Ground Up Garden Grant Program seeks to connect small-scale gardening to farming operations, so students understand food production. Qualifying projects will provide students with hands-on, experiential learning about agriculture through the funding of a new garden project or improvements to an existing garden or greenhouse. Aquaponic and hydroponic systems are eligible if they are used to teach food production.

Teachers are encouraged to think outside the box and adapt programs to fit their current classroom environment, which could include container gardens and much more.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Any certified, active PK-12 teacher (all subject areas) teaching in a public school or PK-12 teacher (all subject areas) teaching in an accredited non-public elementary and secondary educational institution.
• For agricultural science teachers applying for the grant, the project must incorporate elementary, junior high, or other non-ag high school students into the project in some capacity to increase agricultural literacy outside of general agricultural courses. The applications submitted MUST clearly identify the plan for how the project will incorporate elementary, junior high, or other non-ag high school students.
• PTAs and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents directly connected to a class in a public school district or accredited non-public elementary and secondary educational institution may apply when the project will directly engage students.

High school teachers teaching courses other than agricultural science courses are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is September 25, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Grant checks will be made payable to the school, not to an individual or organization.

Only one grant application per school may be submitted per grant cycle (an elementary school and a middle school from the same district can each submit an application, but two applications from the same elementary school cannot).

Number of Grants
A limited number of grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant
This program awards $500 grants with the possibility of matching funds from a County Farm Bureau (this is determined by the county once an application has been selected through the grant program).

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions, please contact Educational Outreach at 254.751.2569 or

Texas Farm Bureau
PO Box 2689
Waco, TX 76702-2689

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