KFB's Education Mission
We understand that no gender, age or vocation should be avoided when educating about agriculture. The vast majority of Americans are several generations removed from the direct experience of farming. Our education outreach efforts encompass children to state legislators and all those in between. Through a variety of programs, tours, conferences and media, Kansas Farm Bureau impacts Kansas agriculture daily and improves the perception of agriculture.
KFB's Education News
Applications for the 2018 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year and KFB Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching awards are now available. All Kansas K-12 educators are eligible to apply. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2017. Winners will be announced late September.
The applications for the 2017 Fall White-Reinhardt mini-grants are due Monday, April 15. These $500 grants are offered to state and county Farm Bureaus for ag literacy projects for grades K-12.
Registration for the tenth annual Be Ag-Wise workshop, Misconceptions of Agriculture, is now open. Workshops will be held in Wichita on Feb 25, Garden City on March 9, Colby on March 14 and Bonner Springs on March 25th. All workshops run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America are teaming up to make grants available for projects in communities across Kansas.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three On the Farm STEM professional development events for 2017. The events are designed for those who train or coach STEM teachers.