Several Dodge County Teachers Receive Ag Grant

(Dodge County) Several Dodge County teachers have received agricultural grants for “The Hungry Planet” project. Wisconsin has been working in partnership with Illinois Ag and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom programs to make this opportunity available to teachers and students. Grant recipients will receive 30 copies of the book “The Hungry Planet” to use in their classes during the upcoming school year. The book details food consumption of families around the world. In total 29 Wisconsin teachers received grants, in Dodge County they include Tari Costello from Waupun Junior/Senior High School; Stephanie DeVries from the Cambria-Friesland School District; and James Rupp from Randolph High School. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag in the Classroom program is designed to help K-12 students understand the importance of agriculture. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with funding from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation and a grant from the state agriculture department.