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Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom
Does your school budget forbid you from starting a new project? Here's your chance! There is money available to you for integrating agriculture in your classroom. All kindergarten through 12th grade educators are welcome to apply. Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom (FFB-AITC) is pleased to offer a Mini-Grant program for educators during the school year. This FFB-AITC grant is a public/private partnership serving K-12th grade education with a goal of helping to increase the understanding of agriculture among students and educators. The program is administered through the Florida Farm Bureau, Florida's oldest and largest general farm organization. A total of up to $7,500 may be awarded in mini-grants throughout the state by Florida Farm Bureau during the year.

Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Program
Florida Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers are active members between the ages of 18 and 35. There are several programs which recognize the importance of young farmers' and ranchers' contributions. Each year, active members in that age group have the opportunity to compete for the title of Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher and participate in the state Discussion Meet. In addition, the Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed as an opportunity for Young Farmers & Ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an owned agricultural operation to earn recognition. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community).

Women's Program
The Florida Farm Bureau Women's Program was organized for the purpose of implementing Farm Bureau policy goals and objectives. The program uses the unique talents of women to enable Farm Bureau to be more effective in its organizational, legislative, educational and promotional efforts. Any woman from a Farm Bureau family is eligible to participate in local, state and national activities.

Women's Committee Youth Speech Contest
Each year the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Women's Committee sponsors a Youth Speech Contest starting at the county level. The winner of the county contest competes in a district contest; the district winner then goes to the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in October to compete in the state competition with the other seven district winners.


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