Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom awards $30K in grants

Virginia Agriculture in the ClassroomVirginia Agriculture in the Classroom has awarded 61 grants in 42 Virginia localities for the 2021-2022 university yr.

The grants will supply 20,000 youth in urban and rural spots with agriculture ordeals linked to gardening, animal agriculture, nourishment, STEM and leadership advancement. These grants and the projects they help also assistance youth gain a better comprehension of foods creation and job opportunities in the agriculture discipline.

“Grant programs for 2021 mirrored the return to in-person discovering,” stated Tammy Maxey, Virginia AITC applications director. “Projects represented a vast variety of plant and animal instructional projects—from producing urban gardens to mastering to develop meals as a result of hydroponics to animal care tasks for both equally smaller and substantial animals. We are pleased to have illustration from pre-K as a result of 12th quality educators from across the commonwealth.”

Grants ended up obtained by:

  • Alleghany County: Clifton Center School
  • Amelia County: Amelia County Elementary School
  • Amherst County: Amherst Middle University
  • Appomattox County: Appomattox 4-H
  • Augusta County: Valley Job and Complex Middle
  • Bedford County: Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy
  • Caroline County: Bowling Eco-friendly Elementary School
  • Chesapeake: Deep Creek Elementary Faculty
  • Chesterfield County: Evergreen Elementary University and J.B. Watkins Elementary Faculty
  • Craig County: Craig County Large College
  • Culpeper County: Floyd T. Binns Middle University
  • Cumberland County: Cumberland 4-H
  • Fairfax County: Greenbriar East Elementary Faculty, Liberty Middle University, Poe Center Faculty, Tauxemont Cooperative Preschool and W.T. Woodson Large College
  • Franklin County: Snow Creek Elementary College
  • Fredericksburg: Brompton Group College and Lafayette Elementary Faculty
  • Greensville County: Greensville County General public Schools
  • Hampton: Aberdeen Elementary College, Hampton Adult & Alternative Finding out Centre and Mary S. Peake Elementary University
  • Harrisonburg: Elon W. Rhodes Early Understanding Center
  • Henrico County: Henrico 4-H and Jackson Davis Elementary Faculty
  • Isle of Wight County: Carrollton Elementary University and Isle of Wight Academy
  • King William-King & Queen County: King William 4-H
  • Loudoun County: Frederick Douglass Elementary Faculty
  • Louisa County: Louisa County Higher Faculty and Thomas Jefferson Elementary College
  • Manassas: Grace E. Metz Center College
  • Mecklenburg County: Chase Town Elementary College
  • Norfolk: Sherwood Forest Elementary School
  • Northumberland County: Virginia Cooperative Extension-Northumberland
  • Orange County: Orange Elementary School
  • Pittsylvania County: Chatham Substantial Faculty
  • Powhatan County: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School
  • Richmond: Barack Obama Elementary School, J.H. Blackwell Elementary College, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle Faculty and SOAR365 Center
  • Rockingham County: Cub Operate Elementary School, J. Frank Hillyard Center College and Mountain Check out Elementary College
  • Russell County: Honaker Elementary Faculty and Lebanon Higher University
  • Shenandoah County: The Increasing Tree Faculty
  • Southampton County: Southampton Center University
  • Staunton: Bessie Weller Elementary College
  • Virginia Beach: Holistic Life Faculties, Linkhorn Park Elementary University and Virginia Beach University of the Arts
  • Westmoreland County: Colonial Beach front Elementary College
  • Williamsburg-James City County: Walsingham Academy
  • Winchester: Grace Lutheran Preschool
  • Smart County: Intelligent Principal Faculty
  • Wythe County: Max Meadows Elementary University

Agriculture in the Classroom is a national method that promotes larger understanding of agriculture by way of schooling. The Virginia Basis for Agriculture in the Classroom is a nonprofit organization that receives money and administrative aid from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. For more information visit

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