The Cook County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Program provides varying grants for teachers each year in order to educate students on agricultural concepts. These grants include an Embryology Grant, the Food Science Grant, School Garden Grant and the National Conference Grant. Additional state funded AITC grants can be found online at Illinois Ag in the Classroom.
Embryology Grant (Egg Incubator Science Projects)
The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation® will award a limited number of incubators and egg turners for a lesson unit on Embryology. School will be responsible for the purchase of fertilized eggs and placement of chickens that result from project. Applications due February 1, 2018.
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Food Science Grant
Food Science Grant (closed for 2017)
The Food Science Education Grant was developed by the Cook County Farm Bureau® Ag Literacy Team to promote the use of locally grown, high quality agricultural products. The purpose of this program is to offer grants for teachers to purchase dairy, meat and vegetable products for their classroom. These foods will then be used to educate students about the importance of a well-balanced diet and promotion of locally grown foods/ingredients. Grants are offered to Cook County Jr. High and High Schools that have a food science, culinary arts, nutrition, life skills, or other closely related class. New Grant cycle starts 9/1/18.
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National Conference Grant
This grant provides admission for one Cook County Elementary or Middle School teacher to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Kansas City, KS in June 2017. Congratulations to Ms. Carole Scannell, St. Germaine School, 2017 recipient. Check back in January, 2018 for 2018 application
Up to a $750 value; includes admission to conference, flight/hotel assistance
Illinois Ag in the Classroom Grants
For grants click below.