Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom awards $30K in grants


Revealed Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 6:36 pm

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

The grants will current 20,000 youth in metropolis and rural areas with agriculture experiences associated to gardening, animal agriculture, vitamin, STEM and management enchancment. These grants and the tasks they assist additionally assist youth obtain A greater understanding of meals manufacturing and profession alternatives Inside the agriculture area.

“Grant purposes for 2021 mirrored the return to in-particular person studying,” said Tammy Maxey, Virginia AITC packages director. “Projects recurrented A Quantity of plant and animal instructional tasks—from creating metropolis gardens to studying to develop meals by way of hydroponics to animal care tasks For every small And huge animals. We’re joyful to have illustration from pre-K by way of Twelfth grade educators from throughout the commonwealth.”

Grants have been acquired by:

  • Alleghany County: Clifton Center School
  • Amelia County: Amelia County Elementary School
  • Amherst County: Amherst Center School
  • Appomattox County: Appomattox 4-H
  • Augusta County: Valley Career and Technical Center
  • Bedford County: Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy
  • Caroline County: Bowling Inexperienced Elementary School
  • Chesapeake: Deep Creek Elementary School
  • Chesterarea County: Evergreen Elementary School and J.B. Watkins Elementary School
  • Craig County: Craig County Highschool
  • Culpeper County: Floyd T. Binns Center School
  • Cumberland County: Cumberland 4-H
  • Fairfax County: Inexperiencedbriar East Elementary School, Liberty Center School, Poe Center School, Tauxemont Cooperative Preschool and W.T. Woodson Highschool
  • Franklin County: Snow Creek Elementary School
  • Fredericksburg: Brompton Group School and Lafayette Elementary School
  • Inexperiencedsville County: Inexperiencedsville County Public Schools
  • Hampton: Aberdeen Elementary School, Hampton Grownup & Various Learning Center and Mary S. Peake Elementary School
  • Harrisonburg: Elon W. Rhodes Early Learning Center
  • Henrico County: Henrico 4-H and Jackson Davis Elementary School
  • Isle of Wight County: Carrollton Elementary School and Isle of Wight Academy
  • King William-King & Queen County: King William 4-H
  • Loudoun County: Frederick Douglass Elementary School
  • Louisa County: Louisa County Highschool and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • Manassas: Grace E. Metz Center School
  • Mecklenburg County: Chase City Elementary School
  • Norfolk: Sherwood Forest Elementary School
  • Northumberland County: Virginia Cooperative Extension-Northumberland
  • Orange County: Orange Elementary School
  • Pittsylvania County: Chatham Highschool
  • Powhatan County: Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School
  • Richmond: Barack Obama Elementary School, J.H. Blackwell Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Center School and SOAR365 Center
  • Rockingham County: Cub Run Elementary School, J. Frank Hillyard Center School and Mountain View Elementary School
  • Russell County: Honaker Elementary School and Lebanon Highschool
  • Shenandoah County: The Rising Tree School
  • Southampton County: Southampton Center School
  • Staunton: Bessie Weller Elementary School
  • Virginia Seashore: Holistic Life Schools, Linkhorn Park Elementary School and Virginia Seashore School of The humanities
  • Westextraland County: Colonial Seashore Elementary School
  • Williamsburg-James City County: Walsingham Academy
  • Winchester: Grace Lutheran Preschool
  • Sensible County: Sensible Primary School
  • Wythe County: Max Meadows Elementary School

Agriculture Inside the Classroom is a nationwide program that promotes greater understanding of agriculture by way of education. The Virginia Basis for Agriculture Inside the Classroom is a nonprofit group that receives monetary and administrative assist from Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. For extra information go to