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American Farm Bureau Foundation offering teacher resource grants

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering 50 – $50 teacher resource grants.

The purpose of grants is to provide funds to educators to enable them to purchase accurate agricultural literacy materials from the AFBF store for use in their classrooms.

Eligibility: Educators employed by a school and working in grades K-12 may apply for funding.

Application Guidelines:

Grantees will be issued a $50 credit to the AFBFA store. This credit may only be used on AFBFA resource items. A list will be provided of unacceptable purchases. Purchases must be made within 30 days of receiving the grant. If the grant is not used within this period, AFBFA reserves the right to revoke the grant, and make the grant available to someone else.

Following purchase, grantees are required to send a copy of their order receipt to [email protected] so the foundation may confirm that the funds have been properly spent.

Since much of the foundation’s funding comes from individual donors, grantees will be asked to write a thank you note to a donor explaining how they plan to use the purchased materials. Notes should be submitted no later than one month after purchase has been made.

Grantees will be asked, but not required, to take a picture of themselves or their students using the materials and send it to the foundation. NOTE: If students are in photos, a photo release form must be signed by a guardian of each student.

 

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.