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Join us March 21-25, 2022 for MAEF’s 12th annual Ag Literacy Week!

Volunteer Readers purchase our selected book for $10, then schedule a visit to a local K-3rd grade classroom where they read the story, complete a classroom activity and share their experiences in agriculture.  The book is donated to the classroom library, along with lessons for the classroom teacher to extend the students’ learning about agriculture.

MAEF’s Ag Literacy Week program allows YOU to be the face of agriculture for students who may otherwise never know the important role agriculture plays in their daily lives.


Purchase Your 2021-2022 MAEF Calendar Today!

For a donation of $10 per calendar, you can receive MAEF’s 2021/2022 calendar featuring agricultural artwork from student winners from across the state.

Order yours today! (You will be directed to our Wufoo order page).

Velma Clark Award Principal

Nominate a Teacher for the Velma M. Clark Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award!

The purpose of this award is to recognize a Maryland K-12 teacher for his/her excellent job in incorporating agriculture into his/her core curriculum. The teacher selected for our 2022 award will receive a $500 classroom stipend, as well as a scholarship to attend the
2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.

MAEF Highlights

Lab in a Box-Dairy

MAEF’s Lab in a Box program is an cross-curricular resource kit that provides K-5 classroom teachers with everything they need to incorporate agriculture into their classroom in a fun, engaging way. The ag-themed hands-on lesson kit connects curriculum concepts to everyday life on the farm, careers in ag and Maryland ag products! 

Using the book, “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish”, the Dairy Lab in a Box will take students on an adventure to discover more about the dairy industry; from the work dairy farmers do to provide us with nutritious and delicious milk to the science behind some of our favorite dairy products. 

For more information on how to purchase the Dairy Lab in a Box kit for your classroom, or the teacher in your life, please click the link below!

Chuck Front Cover Image

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.