Ag in the Classroom Proposal Grants

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota  Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational programs and materials to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.

“Agriculture in the Classroom programs help young people learn where their food comes from and how to make better food choices for themselves,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “The program provides teachers with curricula and class lesson development materials, training seminars, a magazine, website and other tools to make agriculture part of the school day.”

Goehring said about $55,000 will be available for the programs.

Information on grant opportunities and on preparing and submitting proposals is available below or by contacting Ashley Stegeman at (701) 328-4759 or

2017 Agriculture in the Classroom Program Request for Grant Proposal

2017 Agriculture in the Classroom Application Template

Mini-Grant Program

Let your imagination be your guide as you design an exciting project to enhance agricultural education for North Dakota students inside or outside the classroom. The North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council, working with the North Dakota FFA Foundation, is offering mini-grants of up to $500 for use in programs that promote agricultural literacy.

This grant program is designed to offer funds for agriculturally related projects, units, and lessons used for school-age children. The mini grants will fund hands-on activities that will develop and enrich understanding of agriculture as the source of food and/or fiber in our society. Individuals or groups such as teachers, 4-H leaders, commodity groups, and others interested in teaching our young people about the importance of agriculture in North Dakota are welcome to apply.

Examples of programs that may be funded: farm safety programs, agricultural festivals, an elementary classroom visiting a nearby farm, and Ag Career Awareness Day. Grant funds can be used for printing, curriculum, guest speakers, materials, food, supplies, etc.


  • Encourage local teachers to utilize Agriculture in the Classroom resources to use ag examples as they teach
  • Volunteer to visit classes if you have agricultural knowledge to share
  • Adopt a local classroom and communicate with them regularly about your farm or agribusiness


  • Send a tax-deductible donation to support Ag in the Classroom projects
  • Sponsor a teacher to Project Food, Land and People or other teacher training
  • Purchase ag resource materials for your school

Annual Giving Recognition

  • Platinum: $10,000 and more
  • Gold: $5,000 - $9,999
  • Silver: $1,000 - $4,999
  • Bronze: $100 - $999
  • Partner: Up to $99
  • Donors will be recognized in the annual report, on the website, in appropriate news releases, with a window sticker and in other ways.

Send donations to:
North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom
c/o North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Questions? E-mail us at or call (701) 328-2231

Ag in the Classroom Grants & Awards Contacts

Ashley Stegeman

Ag in the Classroom Coordinator
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-4759 1-800-242-7535