Proposals for Ag in the Classroom programs sought

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

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

Information on grant opportunities and on preparing and submitting proposals is available at www.ndaginclassroom.org/ or by contacting Dana Pritschet at (701) 328-4763 or pritschet@nd.gov.

Proposals must be received by May 24.