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For additional information on these programs please contact the Macomb County Farm Bureau office at (586) 727-0025.

READING IN THE CLASSROOM

Agriculture touches lives daily from food and clothing to medicine and fuel. This is why it is important to integrate agriculture into schools across Michigan. Michigan Farm Bureau and County Farm Bureau's across the state carry out a variety of AITC programs.

Reading in the classroom is a program generally conducted by local farmers and agricultural leaders. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in our society. The books are geared for school children grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. These sessions usually take about 1 hour.

The teachers receive the book that was read along with an accredited lesson plan book.  We've received incredible response from not only teachers, but the students as well.  If you would like to volunteer to read, please contact the county office at 586-727-0025.   

PROJECT R.E.D. (Rural Education Day) -  Is a project sponsored by Macomb County Farm Bureau with volunteer help from the agricultural community, usually held the third week of April. Its' purpose is to give 3rd grade students from local schools a fun, hands-on experience, sort of an inside look at agriculture and how it helps them in their everyday life.

Project RED is FREE! The only cost involved may be your transportation costs to get the students to the Armada Fairgrounds. Teachers decide if they would like students to attend a morning or afternoon session.  It will be held in April at the Armada Fairgrounds. All Macomb County Elementary Schools are invited to attend.  

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Macomb County Scholarship - Purpose: To award students for their achievement in Agricultural (Ag) related course studies and help them further their education. Macomb County Farm Bureau may awarding two - $1000 scholarships toward the continued agricultural education area students.

Qualifications:

  • Student does not have to be a member to apply, but must be a member before receiving award.
  • Student must be a resident of Macomb County.
  • Applicant must provide a brief and concise essay describing their educational and career goals.
  • Applicant must provide an official transcript from the previous two years of high school and/or college.
  • Applicant must provide an outline of proposed academic program with course names.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation - one from an Ag Professional and one from an Employer or Educator.
  • Student must submit application, essay and letters of recommendation, before April 1, 2017

For more information on our 2017 scholarship program click the link below.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Through Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Farm Bureau offers three $1,000 scholarships to students at Michigan State University who are currently enrolled in an agricultural degree program. The scholarships have a March 1 deadline. Applications are available at County Farm Bureau offices or visiting the Ag in the Classroom website .

To receive the scholarship (male or female), the applicant must be from a Farm Bureau family, or if married or 21 years of age or older, have his/her own Farm Bureau membership in good standing.

Application deadline: January 1, 2017.