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Within the 17 million acres of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the largest “crop” grown is grass: Millions of acres of lawns. Besides beautifying home landscapes, turf is essential for sports stadiums and fields, parks, golf courses and more, yet it’s not widely understood for its role environmentally, socially and economically. Explore “The World Under Your Feet” with the University of Maryland Turf Farm and USDA Agricultural Research Service staff in July 11-13, 2022 and learn how to connect your students with scientific and environmental concepts as well as career opportunities based on the world of turf management. Participants will be eligible to receive an $800 stipend that can supplement travel costs including mileage, hotel, and meals as well as any registration and credit fees.

 

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, in partnership with Goucher College presents


Spring 2022 Infusing Agriculture in the Classroom! A hybrid professional development course for teachers, this course allows teachers to earn 3 MSDE CPD Credits while learning how to integrate agriculture education into all content areas.

7 Online Weeks opening March 28th & closes Friday, May 20th. Attend virtual field trips, hear from field expert guest speakers and collaborate with teachers across the state.

1 In-person Weekend Workshop including make and take lessons, ready to use materials, field trips, and MUCH MORE!

 

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LAB IN A BOX- DAIRY


 

MAEF’s Lab in a Box program is a 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 agriculture and Maryland agricultural 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!

 

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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. academic scholarship is open to rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors leading to careers in agricultural education or Extension education. Applications will be reviewed by the MAEF secondary education committee.

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.

Dr. Ronald J. Siebel Scholarship

The Ronald J. Siebel scholarships are open to students enrolled in two-year or four-year programs leading to careers in agriculture or agriculture education at a qualifying institution.

Dr. Ronald J. Seibel established this scholarship fund during his lifetime to support students seeking agricultural degrees or certificates. As a former educator and longtime director of the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, Dr. Seibel was a passionate supporter of agricultural education.

Qualified candidates should complete and submit their online application by April 1, 2022.

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.