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
In its ongoing support of Kansas FFA Association, KFB awarded 10 grants worth $5,000 to FFA chapters. The grants help fund chapters partnering with county Farm Bureaus on local projects.
Five deserving teachers will be selected as regional winners of the KFB Foundation for Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award. These individuals will be awarded $600 to apply toward attending the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, or a $200 cash prize to purchase agriculture education supplies for his/her classroom.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded seven $1,000 mini-grants to communities across the nation through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program.
Registration for 2018 Be Ag-Wise workshops is now open. Workshops will be held in Manhattan, Colby, Garden City and Bonner Springs.
The Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom are announcing the 2018 Excellence in Teaching regional award winners. This award is given to exemplary teachers who integrate agriculture into their classroom.