The CHS Foundation has announced it is awarding $75,000 in grants for K-12 teachers to implement a project at their school that will engage students in experiential agricultural education.
Funds will be awarded for projects that have a strong tie to agriculture and demonstrate how they will engage students in agricultural topics. Teachers are encouraged to dream big, but ideas include implementing a new ag class or pathway or purchasing agriculture equipment for hands-on learning.
First place will be awarded $20,000, second place will receive $15,000, and third place will receive $10,000. An additional 12 finalists will be selected, and each receive $2,500.
The top three finalists for the grand prize will be invited to the CHS Annual Meeting Dec. 1-2, 2022 in Minneapolis to present their projects in front of a live-audience, where meeting attendees will help select the first, second and third place awards via live voting.
The 12 $2,500 honorable mentions will also be selected and notified in October.
The initiative is open to any K-12 educator in Indiana.
Applications must be submitted by a teacher and include school administration approval for the project.
The deadline to apply is Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
Sources: The CHS Foundation, NAFB