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News Community Macon teacher earns ‘Going Local’ grant

North Carolina Farm Bureau announced the awarding of its first Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” grant to Macon County teacher Thomas Shepherd, Mountain View Intermediate.

North Carolina Farm Bureau provides agricultural outreach grants to North Carolina teachers through its Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” program.

“There is no more valuable resource in North Carolina than our students and the teachers charged with their education,” said Larry Wooten, president of North Carolina Farm Bureau. “Through this program, our state’s farmers are investing in the future generations that will lead North Carolina, as well as the future of agriculture—the top industry in the state.”

These grants are valued at up to $500 each and will help teachers provide their PreK-12th grade students with valuable, real-world education and experiences about the agricultural industry, while adhering to the school system’s common core and essential standards. County Farm Bureaus play an integral role in providing information regarding the grants and curriculum to teachers throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina private and public school teachers are eligible for the grants, which are available twice a year. Grant submission deadlines are April 15 and Nov. 15.





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