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Agricultural and cooperative education

Building ag career pathways

The 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 Foundation supports agricultural leadership and cooperative education projects that build a robust, diverse pipeline for agriculture and help people understand the value of the ag cooperative business model.

Educating rural youth
We’ve worked with national and state level industry partners like 阿发, FFA and state ag leadership 程序s to support more than 161,000 ag leaders. We’ve also partnered with dozens of cooperative education organizations to educate more 17,465名学生. Your project could be next. 联络买球比较靠谱的网站: or 1-800-814-0506 to discuss if your 程序 could be a fit.
Ag leadership guidelines
  • Applications are accepted online anytime throughout the year.
  • Projects should be focused on ag education, leadership or career training; impacting from high school students to young professionals.
  • State FFA and Ag in the Classroom funding is administered through the national branches of those organizations.
  • Local ag leadership 程序s (FFA, 4-H, etc.) are considered under the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 种子s for 管理 程序.
Cooperative education guidelines
  • Applications are only accepted Jan. 1至2月. 15.
  • Priority is given to 程序s that educate the next generation about the agricultural cooperative business model using new, innovative approaches.
  • Projects should target middle school students through young producers.
  • Programs must demonstrate a history of success and/or increase in growth.
  • Only two cooperative education camps per state will be considered with a maximum of 20% of overall budget awarded.

Additional considerations

  • Priority for ag leadership and cooperative education 程序s is given to national level or regional 程序ming that impacts multiple states.
  • The 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 Foundation will only accept state-level requests from key states in the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 trade territory: Idaho, 伊利诺斯州, 印第安纳州, 爱荷华州, 堪萨斯, 明尼苏达州, 密苏里州, 蒙大拿, 内布拉斯加州, 北达科他, 俄克拉何马州, 俄亥俄州, 俄勒冈州, 南达科塔州, 德州, 华盛顿, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Multi-year funding, legislative activities, projects outside the states listed above and indirect costs will not be considered.
  • 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 stewardship does not make funding decisions based on race, 宗教, 性, 怀孕, national origin or ancestry, 年龄, 性别, 性ual orientation, 性别 identity or expression, physical or mental disability, 公民身份, genetic information, familial status, 资深地位, or characteristics protected under any applicable laws of any location in which 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 operates.
  • Questions about funding? 联络买球比较靠谱的网站: or 1-800-814-0506.


Virtual cooperative
Take a virtual tour of a cooperative
Cooperative education resources developed for ag teachers by ag teachers. Take a tour of a cooperative or access 50+ career profiles from employees at 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 member co-ops.
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FFA to receive largest gift in 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 Foundation history
The 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站 Foundation grant to FFA will support national and state FFA 程序s and help retain inspiring ag teachers like Tanner Peterson.
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Educating students on ag biotech
Amelia Hayden, an ag instructor at Osseo-Fairchild High School, Osseo, Wis., hopes to inspire students to consider ag careers by teaching biotechnology.
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MANRRS student leader says diversity will strengthen ag industry
Harrison Goode is vice president of the University of Kentucky chapter of Minorities in 农业, Natural 资源, and Related Sciences and a member of the university’s saddle seat equestrian team. (Photo: Blakley Releford)
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Students learn food processing skills
Ag instructor Desi Severance teaches students life skills like canning vegetables as part of the Wyndmere (N.D.) High School ag 程序.
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Cooperative Minds shows co-op value
Cooperative Minds, a free online curriculum created in partnership with Discovery Education, has reached more than 200,000名学生.