The Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation (CTAEF) continues to make a difference educating Connecticut students about agriculture. Please consider a donation to support the agricultural education programs we sponsor throughout the year. Below is an outline of some of those programs.
Contributions to the Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code and we are qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers of gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Your donation will support agricultural education programs throughout the year, such as:
- Ag In the Classroom events held at local schools and the annual ag literacy program. The featured book for this year’s program is The Apple Orchard Riddle, written by Margaret McNamara. Throughout the school year, volunteers across the state will go into classrooms to read this book and talk to students about agriculture. CTAEF has donated thousands of books to classrooms and libraries throughout the state in the past few years in support of this program.
- Food Corps — CTAEF supports transportation costs and literacy materials for statewide Food Corps programs.
- Our scholarship program continues to help deserving students with their education expenses. This scholarship is paid to deserving students who will make a difference in agricultural education. This year, we awarded two $1,000 scholarships. to future agricultural education leaders. The first recipient was Skye Budney, of Lebanon, Conn., who is pursuing a career in agriculture business marketing. The second recipient was Emily Laflamme, who began studying horticulture at the University of Connecticut this fall.
- Farm City, an annual field trip that makes a connection between urban schools and agriculture. CTAEF has helped fund nearly 10 Farm City events in the past five years. The most recent event was held in May. Students from Hamden visited Common Ground, a high school, urban farm and environmental education center in New Haven to learn about bees, animals, soil and food mapping.