Special to The Sun
A grant from Florida Farm Bureau will support a special learning experience for a group of students at WEC Pre-K. The grant has been awarded for the 2023-24 academic year under Farm Bureau’s statewide, competitive Ag in the Classroom Program.
Michelle Pitts a teacher at Wakulla Education Center’s Pre-K, earned the $240 in funding by submitting a successful application for a project involving ordering a new border for the garden so the Pre-K can pull up the rotten wood. Mrs. Pitts also plans to order a Mud Kitchen for the outside classroom.
Farm Bureau Mini-Grants are offered annually to certified classroom teachers who serve young people in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The grants are intended to help promote a better understanding of contemporary agriculture among students and teachers. Many successful projects supported by the program include innovative interdisciplinary approaches to social studies, mathematics, language arts, physical science and natural resource management.
Florida Farm Bureau has awarded mini-grants totaling over $30,000 to teachers across the state for the 2023-2024 academic year. For more information about the Florida Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program, contact Michele Curts at Michele.Curts@ffbf.org.