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Agricultural Literacy Grants Awarded

14 projects receive Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom funding


January 13, 2020

St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) and the MAITC Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2019 Agricultural Literacy Grants to support educational efforts from kindergarten to high school across the state.

A total of 14 projects received grants of up to $1,000 each to help support agricultural literacy efforts that involve hands-on activities with bees, lettuce, strawberries, and more.

MAITC’s mission is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education. For more information about Ag Literacy Grants, visit the MAITC website.

2019 Ag Literacy Grants

Grantee School and City Teacher Award Amount Project Title

Butterfield Odin, Odin

Jen Harris $650.73 Honeybees in the Classroom

St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm Beth Wolf

$1,000.00 Farm to Grocery to Table

Matoska International, White Bear Lake

Dawn Maple $779.00 Social/Emotional Benefits of Green Walls

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science, Eagan Anne Flahavan $810.00 Hydroponic Grow Kit

Lake Park Audubon Elementary, Audubon Kathrina O’Connell $950.00 Lettuce Grow Produce in the Winter

Spring Grove Public Schools, Spring Grove Gina Meinertz $947.00 A Documentary: Tales of Farming in Spring Grove

Denfeld High School, Duluth Leah McNeil $400.00 Clock Tower Catering

Greenvale Park Elementary, Northfield Tiffany Kortbein $400.00 Farm Day

Lake Crystal Wellcome-Memorial Elementary, Lake Crystal Brooke Sanders $1,000.00 Planting Your Pizza

Central MN Christian School, Prinsburg Sarah Brouwer $508.95 Superior Soil for Superior Strawberries

Redwood Area Schools, Redwood Falls Anne Goche $638.00 Field Trip to Gilfillan Historic Farm Site

Albany Area Schools, Albany Amy Zimmermann $1,000.00 Planting Seeds for Young Agriculturalists

Rockford Middle FFA, Rockford McKenzie Gregory $525.00 Bringing Agriculture Alive

Skyline Math and Science Academy, Minneapolis Kendra Solander $240.00 Ag Education


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