Applications are now being accepted for the Christina Sue Lilja Resource Grant presented by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. It is open to all educators to provide funding to purchase agriculture literacy resources from the Ag Foundation store.
The pandemic continues to be one of the main causes for the high demand for lumber due to home improvement projects and new construction. This high demand caused a shortage of lumber which led the price to skyrocket.
In addition to the pandemic, California wildfires also impacted the price of lumber because salvage timber, which must be harvested within a year, takes priority over green timber.
Cassie Gocke, a high school teacher in Stanislaus County, is June’s featured teacher in our Cream of the Crop Newsletter! “I love the Literacy for Life grant opportunity because I have been able to implement a new project that will continue to sustain itself through funds raised while teaching students about creating and marketing agricultural products.” To learn more about Cassie, check out today’s daily blog post. (link in bio) Interested in reading more about future Teacher Features? Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, Cream of the Crop! (link in bio)
The National Agriculture in the Classroom offers virtual tours available via YouTube! For dairy month, check out the Virtual Field Trip: Discover Cows, Community and Journey of Dairy in Your Classroom!
More information about the National Agriculture in the Classroom can be found here.