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
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 10 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program. The grants are allocated through county and state Farm Bureaus and are used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts.
Five Farm Bureaus (two of whom are in Kansas!) were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects.
The first-ever Kansas FFA Discussion Meet hosted by Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded during the Kansas FFA State Convention in Manhattan with five FFA members receiving awards.
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.