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2021 Louisiana Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Teacher of the Year Award

Award to a Louisiana PreK-12 Teacher for Integrating
Agricultural Learning in the Classroom

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Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation - Louisiana Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Deadline Date:

01/31/21 11:59 PM CST


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Award to a Louisiana PreK-12 teacher to recognize outstanding efforts to integrate agricultural themes into the general curricula. The purpose of this award is to highlight a teacher who is instilling the importance of agriculture in his or her students. Innovative, interdisciplinary, and integrated programs are encouraged.

Teachers must use and show evidence of the use of agricultural information and/or materials within the classroom curriculum in an effort to assist students in learning the importance of agriculture. Instruction may include, but is not limited to: understanding the importance and value of agriculture in students' daily lives; understanding the relationships among agriculture, food and fiber production, animals, health, energy systems, technology, economics, and the environment; identifying and understanding the connections between academic content areas and agricultural careers including, but not limited to, STEM careers; understanding the overall connectedness between STEM and agriculture. 

Innovative, integrated, and interdisciplinary programs are encouraged. To earn this distinction, the selected applicant should include numerous, varied evidence of the teacher’s infusion of agricultural concepts throughout the curriculum and school year.

Applicants should explain their method of integrating and instructing one or more of the following national agricultural literacy themes in the classroom throughout the school year and curricular areas:

  1. Agriculture and the Environment
  2. Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber and Energy
  3. Food, Health and Lifestyle
  4. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  5. Culture, Society, Economy and Geography

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179093

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The winner will receive a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, June 28–July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa, valued at up to $1,500; a $500 cash award; and an Apple iPad.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are teachers integrating agriculture concepts into non-agricultural curricula and certified teachers currently engaged in classroom instruction at the Pre-K through 12th grade levels.

Past winners are eligible to apply 10 years following their award.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be electronically submitted by January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CST.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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P.O. Box 95004
Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9004
(225) 922-6200

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USA: Louisiana

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