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FAITC Awards 37 Teacher Grants in 2014

FAITC Awards 37 Teacher Grants in 2014

Vertical school gardens, classroom embryology units and schoolyard aquaponics systems are just a few of the projects funded with Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) Teacher Grant money for the 2014-15 school year.

Altogether, FAITC funded 37 projects for a total of $27,904. The projects are expected to reach an estimated 12,525 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade around the state.

“The teacher grant projects we’re funding are very innovative, and show how effective agriculture can be as a teaching tool,” said Ken Barton, chairman of Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association. “We’re happy to provide these funds to help teachers educate their students about the Florida agriculture industry.”

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is a non-profit organization based in Gainesville that is charged with educating students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade about the source of their food, fiber and fuel, which is done by providing teachers with curricula, materials, workshops, grant money and more. Its main source of funding comes from sales of the agriculture specialty license plate called the ‘Ag Tag.’

Click here for full press release of the 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Awards.