Eight Wisconsin schools are receiving Ag in the Classroom grants. A total of four thousand dollars in this round will support innovative core curricula initiatives that incorporate agriculture.
Beth Schaefer is the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom coordinator. Schaefer says one of the unique programs funded by the grants is with the SAGES elementary school in Fox Lake. “They’re using their seed money, their grant money to purchase a calf hutch as well as fencing and some of the materials needed to house animals.”
Schaefer says the district is bringing the farm experience to the students, instead of the other way around.