Goehring approves funding for Ag in the Classroom programs

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has approved $54,350 in grants to develop and conduct Agriculture in the Classroom Council programs in the upcoming school year.

“Agriculture in the Classroom programs provide teachers with lesson materials and other tools to help them make agriculture part of everyday learning for their students,” Goehring said. “These programs help young people understand where their food comes from and how to make healthy food choices.”

The grants include:

  • North Dakota Farm Bureau, $32,050 to conduct teacher training seminars.
  • North Dakota FFA Foundation, $14,000 to conduct a mini-grant program.
  • North Dakota State University Agriculture Communications, $4,800 to edit and publish North Dakota Ag Mag.
  • North Dakota Geographic Alliance, $3,500 to conduct a teacher tour.

Funding for Agriculture in the Classroom programs was appropriated by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature.

More information about the Agriculture in the Classroom program is available at www.nd.gov/aitc/.