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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom


Education Grants Program - 2020

In 2020 $60K is earmarked for grants in 5 categories! This support of Maine agriculture education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 is a direct result of the Maine Agricultural Specialty License Plate. Please select the category that applies to your project. (If your project includes a school garden and/or greenhouse please select category #3 School Gardens and Greenhouses.)

Click links below to view/download the 2020 Requests for Applications.

Statewide Agriculture Organization

ReTreeUS - Richard Hodges, Durham

Fall Seedlings for Back to School Gardens
ReTreeUS will distribute cold-hardy vegetable seedlings to 8 schools that participate in our orchard programs, creating "Back to School Gardens." Students will learn about the agricultural practices of successional planting and season crop production while generating nutritional produce for the cafeteria and demonstrating the Back to School Garden model.

Maine School Garden Network - Michelle Erhard, Augusta

Gathering Gardeners: Annual Meeting & Virtual Workshops with MSGN
Maine School Garden Network will plan and implement an enhanced annual meeting & virtual workshops. These collaborative events will draw folks from across Maine, virtually and (hopefully) in-person, to learn best practices from engaging speakers, network with other school garden stakeholders, and share ways to be involved with MSGN.

Agriculture Leadership

Ashland District School - Janet Perry, Ashland

FFA Leadership Opportunities 2020-2021
While in very unusual times, Ashland FFA isn't able to travel as would normally happen. However, Ashland FFA hopes to continue to learn about agriculture outside the traditional classroom setting with student trips when possible - perhaps exploring agriculture within Maine. There are also plans to attend the 2021 State FFA Convention.

Maine FFA Association - Doug Robertson, Augusta

Maine FFA Student Recognition
This project supports the Maine FFA Association (formerly known as "Future Farmers of America") at their annual State FFA Convention to provide to middle/high school students enrolled in agriculture/natural resources education opportunities and recognition awards not directly covered by assistance from the National FFA nor from other organizations.

Grants Archive