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Farm Bureau offers teaching grants

The Texas Farm Bureau is offering a limited number of grants to teachers or administrators who want to incorporate activities into their curriculum to help students learn about and appreciate Texas agriculture.

The agency’s “Learning from the Ground Up” program offers grants of up to $500 for applicants from public or private schools, according to a press release from the Cooke County Farm Bureau. It’s designed to fund hands-on activities that help students understand the source of their food, fiber and fuel.

Qualifying projects may include school gardens, raised beds, greenhouses, hydroponics and aquaponics, according to the press release.

Parent-teacher organizations and others may also apply, as long as students are involved in the project from beginning to end.

Applications may be submitted by mail or email. They should be postmarked or received by Oct. 19.

More information and application forms are available at texasfarmbureau.org/youth.