For several years, Iowa Farm Bureau has offered a Teacher Supplement Grant to teachers in K-12 to be used for agriculture related materials for their classroom.
The applications are available in November and due by the first part of February.
This year, the focus was in language arts or science up to $200 to purchase agricultural-related materials for the classroom or help with a field trip to learn more about agriculture.
Clarke Community School District was privileged to have a recipient of the Teacher Supplement Grant this year. Congratulations to Shelly Morgan. Here is her report of the Teacher Supplement Grant in action.
“I would like to thank Farm Bureau for the grant money that allowed students to improve the flower garden outside the old gym at Clarke Elementary in Osceola. The $200 grant I received paid for almost 5,000 pounds of quality topsoil and peat. Wolf Cub Scouts and parents from Pack 101 installed the soil for the school. Students in kindergarten planted marigolds. Students in first grade planted impatiens. And, students in second grade planted coleus. All these plants were started in classrooms and cared for by the students from March until May when they were planted outside. The students learned a lot from caring for their plants and they really enjoyed making the school a more beautiful place to learn.”