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83 ag education programs receive infrastructure grants from state

Agriscience programs are receiving $4 million in infrastructure improvement grants from the state of Michigan. State Agriscience Supervisor Mark Forbush tells Brownfield it’s the first time the Michigan Department of Education has made such an investment. “Somewhere around 85 programs across our state will get... Read More.

Nutrient stewardship grants announced in Illinois

Funds are heading to county farm bureaus in Illinois to help farmers implement nutrient stewardship practices. Raelynn Parmely with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield they’ve awarded 18 nutrient stewardship grants this year… “This is really an excellent way to get all levels of Illinois Farm... Read More.

DOL providing $90 million in farmworker training grants

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $90 million in grants are available for farmworker training and career services but some in the agricultural industry say the efforts are misdirected. National Council of Agricultural Employers President Michael Marsh calls the program ironic. “We are in... Read More.

Illinois announces new FFA grants to promote mental health

Sixteen FFA chapters across Illinois are receiving 1-thousand dollars in funding through the new “Bend, Don’t Break” grant program. Mindy Bunselmeyer, executive director of the Illinois FFA Center, says promoting mental health is the goal…“To encourage farmers and our friends in the ag... Read More.