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CTAEF is hosting a fundraiser at Hooker Brewery on Friday, July 10, from 6-8 PM. There will be free beer sample, tours of the brewery, food available and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. To reserve tickets, click here or call 860.741.4376 ext. 8165. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door. Hooker Brewery is located at 16 Tobey Rd in Bloomfield, Conn. Register to attend
Now Available! Ag Classroom Calendar
Each 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! May is now available. Click here to view May and all previous months.
Now Accepting Applications: 2015 Connecticut AgriScience Award Grant
The Connecticut Corporators to the ESE, the Big E, award grants for special projects. Their AgriScience award for 2015 is a $500 grant awarded 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. Teachers are encouraged to consider how they might expand the learning experience to benefit students beyond their own classroom. This $500 is payable in September to the school of the selected Grant Award winner. Learn more
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, did you know that Amazon now offers the AmazonSmile program, which donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to a charitable organization of your choice… and CTAEF is one of those charitable organizations! So please considering making your future purchases through AmazonSmile and selecting the Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation as your charitable organization of choice. AmazonSmile links right up to your existing Amazon account, and once set up, you’ll be prompted to shop on AmazonSmile versus Amazon every time you visit Amazon.com and CTAEF will already be set up as your recipient. Happy shopping!
Marcia Johnson Awarded Connecticut AgriScience Excellence Award!
CTAEF congratulates Marcia Johnson, of Meriden, Conn., who was presented with the second annual Connecticut AgriScience Excellence Award from the Eastern States Exposition and its Connecticut Trustees at The Big E in West Springfield, Mass., on Monday, Sept. 22.
This award recognizes a teacher who works with outstanding effectiveness to promote the awareness of the critical role of agriculture in our lives in the classroom environment. Johnson, a veteran 5th grade teacher, will use the $500 grant to begin a garden at the Nathan Hale Elementary School in Meriden where she currently teaches. Learn more
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
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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