Now Available! 2014 Ag Classroom Calendar

CTAEFSeptember2014Each month, CTAEF will be posting an agriculturally themed calendar page, filled with ag-related classroom activities, ag facts and trivia and suggested reading materials. Feel free to download and print copies of these calendar pages to use in your classroom! September is now available. Click here to view.

2014 CTAEF Scholarship Winners!

The Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation was pleased to award two Connecticut students, each with a $1,000 scholarship, this year. Allison Valluzzo, of Brookfield, Conn., and Jaimie Simmons, of Middletown, Conn., were this year’s lucky recipients. Both attended the annual CTAEF golf tournament to receive their award. Learn more about this year’s recipients

16th Annual CTAEF Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament was held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Conn. Thanks to all of our sponsors and all that participated in this year’s tournament! Also a special thank you to Lyman Orchards for their continued support of our annual golf tournament. Click here for a listing of our sponsors and to see pictures from this year’s event.

Farm Businesses Encouraged to Sponsor Barnyard Bookcases for City Schools

CTAEF is proud to sponsor the Connecticut Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s (WLC) Barn Bookcase program! The WLC’s goal is to place a barn-shaped bookcase and a dozen agriculture books in the library of 16 urban elementary schools this fall. CTAEF has committed $2,000 to purchase books to fill the bookcases. Farm businesses are encouraged to sponsor a bookcase, at just $150.00, to cover the cost of the bookcase materials. If interested, click the following link: Bookcase Flyer and Donation Form

2014 Connecticut AgriScience Award Grant

Sponsored by the Connecticut Trustees to the ESE, or the Big E, is an award grant for special projects. The AgriScience award is a $500 grant given to an elementary school teacher to fund a special project involving agriculture in any form as part of his or her class curriculum during the school year.  For more information, or to apply, click the following link: 2014 Connecticut Agri Science Award Grant

2014 Ag Literacy Event

Connecticut Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to announce its 2014 Connecticut Ag Literacy Event. This event supports its mission of fostering awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and the food, fiber, flower, forestry and fuel systems. During 2014, volunteers throughout the state will go into classrooms to read a book with an agricultural theme and talk to students about agriculture.

This year’s featured book is:

The BeemanBookCoverThe Beeman written by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Valeria Cis

Learn more about the 2014 Ag Literacy Event

White-Reinhardt Fund for Education

The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture® (AFBFA) in collaboration with the American Farm Bureau® Women’s Leadership Committee. The two components of this program include the educator’s scholarship and the Mini-Grant program. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

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