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MAEF Announces Winner of the Velma Clark Excellence in Teaching About Ag Award!


The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. (MAEF) has selected Bethany Thornton, a librarian at Billingsley Elementary School of Charles County Public Schools for the Velma Clark Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. This award is given to a Maryland educator who has demonstrated dedication in providing meaningful learning opportunities for their students to understand the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.

Click on the link below to learn more about this year’s winner!

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Apply for the Kids in the Garden Grant Today!

 


Would you like funding to send your virtual students home gardening kits this spring? MAEF is providing grants of up to $500 for K-12 teachers and community groups to create and distribute gardening kits. Whether you’re virtual, at-home or hybrid, we want to help you get your students’ hands dirty this spring while supporting their exploration of horticulture science, the natural world and careers in ag!

Want to know more? Click on the link below!

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Ag Literacy Resources for Teachers and Parents!


Looking for some great books? MAEF’s Ag Literacy page has the latest and greatest in agricultural literature and book-based activities.  Click below to find out how to order our latest Ag Literacy book Tales of a Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish by Viola Bulter and to check out its accompanying lesson plans and activities!

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MAEF Announces Opening of Seibel Scholarship!


The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Dr. Ronald J. Seibel Scholarship, providing up to $1,000 in tuition funding to qualified college students. MAEF Academic Scholarships are open to two-year or four-year programs leading to careers in agriculture or agriculture education at a qualifying institution. Qualified candidates should complete and submit their online application by April 1, 2021. Click on the link below for guidelines and application link.

 

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MAEF ANNOUNCES OPENING OF MAEF ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP


The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Academic Scholarships, providing up to $1,500 in tuition funding to college students. MAEF Academic Scholarships are open to rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors leading to careers in agricultural education or Extension education. Qualified candidates should complete and submit their online application by April 1, 2021. Click on the link below for guidelines and application link

 

Sign Up for Our 2021 Spring Virtual Courses Today!

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2020’s Ag Literacy Book – Order Yours Now!

Tales of a Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish is this year’s children’s book selected for MAEF’s Ag Literacy Program. Through the Ag Literacy Program, literacy volunteers set up a time to visit in a nearby school and read to students in grades K-3. Following the reading of the book, volunteers conduct an activity with the students and share their experiences in agriculture.  The book is then left in the classroom or media center. For more information on how to host the program at your school, please click the link below!

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Maryland Agriculture License Plate


Revenues generated by the sale of the Ag Tag help underwrite the expense of nearly all of the Foundation’s programs and educational outreach activities. Purchase Ag Tags from the Motor Vehicle Administration for $20.

Eligible vehicles are cars, trucks up to 26,000 GVW, landscape & equipment trailers, RVs, farm trucks, handicap plates, and boat trailers.