Grants

Click on the title of the grants below to learn more

Agriculture Education

These tool kits have been developed to help County Farm Bureaus offer programs that are no cost to the counties and receive a grant up to $300 per event.

Consumer Education Objective: Provide templates and resources for county Farm Bureaus to utilize in various consumer and adult engagement programming.

Options

  • Be Ag Wise
  • Farm 2 Fork
  • Farm Fun Walk
  • Zest n Zing

Leading Kids to Ag Knowledge Objective: Provide train-the-trainer workshops to members of organizations such as FFA, FCCLA and 4-H, equipping these young leaders with accurate agricultural resources they can use to educate elementary school audiences across the state.

Options

  • How Did that Get in My Lunchbox?
  • Right This Very Minute
  • Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car

Day on the Farm Stations Objective: Provide templates and resources for county Farm Bureaus to utilize day on the farm and other youth ag field trip style programming.

Options

  • Slice of Soil
  • Grain Safety

How do I apply?

Click here to fill out your application online

Click here to fill out the grant activity report after your event.


What kinds of projects are funded?

KFB Foundation for Agriculture grants will be considered for the following programs:

  1. Agriculture educational programs for key segments of the urban, suburban and rural population, e.g., children, adults, teachers and retirees to improve their perceptions and increase their understanding of agriculture and its importance in their lives and to our economy
  2. Agriculture leadership programs for key segments of the urban, suburban and rural population, e.g., youth and adults to improve their leadership skills and involvement in leadership to benefit agriculture and rural communities

How do I apply?

Click here to fill out your application online.

You will receive an email with your awarded grants. Funds will be distributed upon completion of the granted purpose once a Grant Activity Report is completed and returned to the KFB Foundation for Agriculture.

Click here to fill out the grant activity report after your event.


How to Qualify

  • County Farm Bureaus order and pay for Kailey books through the KFB book store: shop.kfb.org
  • Enter the Discount code: BOOKGRANT during checkout. This will distinguish that this order is for a grant.
  • The books will be shipped to your County FB office
  • Your county will receive a check from the Foundation for half the amount up to $300 (total of $600) (no grant activity report is required)
  • Any quantity of books qualifies (sales tax and shipping will be calculated when ordering)

Contact the Education department at education@kfb.org with questions on ordering Kailey books. Contact Vickie Hoover at hooverv@kfb.org with questions on grants.

Agriculture Leadership


  • No county match
  • Grant Activity Report not required.

County Coordinator should contact Pam Dankenbring or Serita Blankenship for more information.


  • Apply when registering for event.
  • No county match.
  • Grant Activity Report not required.

  • Apply when registering for event.
  • No county match.
  • Grant Activity Report not required.

  • No county match
  • Grant Activity Report not required

Click here to fill out your application online


  • Apply when registering for event.
  • No county match.
  • Grant Activity Report not required.

Miscellaneous


Who Is Eligible?

Kansas certified educators of Grades K-6 who are integrating agriculture into their classroom lessons.

What is the grant?

Grant winners will receive up to $400 to be used to purchase supplies related to agricultural lessons or projects including but not limited to: garden equipment, materials for hands-on activities, literature books and lab supplies.

What Are The Criteria For Selection?

The project must be creative and interesting to students and help them become more knowledgeable about the food, fuel and/or fiber system in the agriculture industry. Successful projects will:

  • Incorporate one of Kansas Farm Bureau’s Kailey’s Ag Adventure Children’s Book Series into the project if teaching grades K-3.
  • Highlight creative strategies for integrating information, activities and resources about agriculture into core subject areas including science, social studies, math, and language arts
  • Correlate lessons and activities to Learning Standards

How Do I Apply?

Complete an application and include the information requested on a separate sheet in the order listed in the instructions.

A printable copy of the Teaching Grant description can be downloaded here.

A printable copy of the Teaching Grant application can be downloaded here.

Applications can be mailed or submitted via email to hooverv@kfb.org

For the school year, applications may be submitted between June 1 and April 1. Applicants will be notified within one week after their application is received. One-half of the grant award (up to $200) will be provided to start the project. Keep all start-up expense receipts for submitting with the final report. The balance of the grant request (up to $200) will be paid upon receipt of all expense receipts and a final project report, which are due by May 1.


One (1) grant - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Must be a Farm Bureau member in Kansas
  • Must be an individual attending programs and activities that support the general promotion of farming practices that are friendly to the environment

A printable copy of the application  can be  downloaded here

Funding

The Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture received a gift from Emma Bahr-Miller to honor her husband the late Godfrey Miller by establishing this grant. As a farmer he understood the role of farmers and ranchers in caring for the land they work and manage.