St. Anthony Elementary receives Ag Literacy Grant

To support agriculture education

NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary School in New Ulm was among 17 recipients of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation grants to support agriculture and food systems education announced Monday.

St. Anthony teacher Molly Helget received a grant to be used in a project called “See What’s Hatching.” Other area schools receiving grants of up to $500 each include St. James teacher Becky Cronk for an Ag Carnival project with the St. James FFA Chapter and Minneota Public School teacher Karen Dalager’s project “From Egg to Chicken — A Farm Animal Life Cycle.”

Grants help educators provide students the opportunity to experience agriculture in a cross-curricular manner. Topics explored in projects this year include locally grown foods, agricultural careers, community gardens and more.

The foundation is a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that seeks to increase agricultural literacy in K-12 education.

Other featured free resources for K-6 Minnesota educators include AgMag and Farm Camp. The AgMag helps students understand where food, fiber and fuel they use in daily life comes from. Farm Camp connects classrooms to the farm through immersive learning experiences for grades 5-12 with in-classroom learning, hands-on farm/agriculture tours and agriculture career investigation.

For more information, visit https://minnesota.agclassroom.org/


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