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Chatham County Farm Bureau receives White-Reinhardt grant


By: Georgia Farm Bureau
7/26/2017 1:57:40 PM


Chatham County Farm Bureau (CCFB) has been awarded one of 10 mini-grants by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The foundation provides the mini-grants to communities across the nation through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program.

The grants are allocated through county and state Farm Bureaus and are used to create new agricultural literacy projects or expand existing agricultural literacy efforts.

CCFB is working to place outdoor chicken coops at St. Andrew's School in Savannah, housing flocks and building on lessons about the life cycle of a chicken.

Criteria for selecting winners included: the effectiveness of demonstrating a strong connection between agriculture and education; how successfully the project enhances learner engagement in today's food, fiber and fuel systems; and the processes and timelines for accomplishing project goals.

"We're pleased to help bring agriculture literacy ideas to life across the nation through the mini-grant program,"
said Julia Recko, education outreach director for the Foundation.

The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a project of the Foundation in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee. The fund honors two former committee chairwomen, Berta White and Linda Reinhardt, who were trailblazers in early national efforts to expand the outreach of agricultural education and improve agricultural literacy.


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