Ag in the Classroom
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
The purpose of Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is to help familiarize Oklahoma school children with Oklahoma's food and fiber industry by providing resources for Oklahoma teachers.
Funding for Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom has come from both private and public support. The Oklahoma Legislature has made funding available and industry groups,such as the the Oklahoma Pork Council, also provide their support.
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom grants are available educators involved with grades PreK-8 in Oklahoma working. Grants are also open to both public or private schools.
They are also available to educators working with students in grades K-8 during nonformal educational settings such as after school programs, alternative education programs, 4-H clubs, etc.
okPORK members are proud to be the solitary sponsor for these grants. Grants are awarded in amounts from $100 to $300 each. Proposals are funded based upon project merit and the availability of funds. Funding is awarded during both the spring and fall.
The application deadlines are September 15 and January 30. Project objectives must promote students' understanding of the food and fiber system and support the use of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program in the overall classroom curriculum. Because the primary purpose for this grant is to encourage use of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program, grant proposals must include a list of Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons to be used.
If you are intersted in applying for an Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom grant, visit the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom website or contact us for more information.