Friends of Great Kids Farm ~ $850
The grant will fund materials to create garden education kits to be distributed to 15 Baltimore City Public Schools. Windowsill aquaponics kits will go to schools with no outdoor growing space and raised bed garden kits will go to those that do.
Breakfast on the Farm ~ $850
This event welcomes the public to a free breakfast and educational morning on a dairy farm to meet a farm family and learn about modern food practices. Funds will be used for food and supplies for the 30-plus interactive and educational stations.
Maryland Soybean Board ~ $850
Funds will be used to support social media activity and website content for My Maryland Farmers, platforms created to connect consumers with Maryland agriculture. Specialized social media content will be created for Maryland Agriculture Week in March.
UMD Plant Sciences & Landscape Architecture ~ $850
The grant will be used to purchase video camera supplies to create augmented reality videos. This 360-degree view will enhance and expand student and public education for all agricultural sciences.
Wicomico County 4-H ~ $600
Funds will be used to expand the embryology education project in Wicomico County Public Schools and at the county fair. The purchase of three more tabletop incubators will increase their reach to other elementary schools and hundreds more students.
UMD Western MD Research & Education Center ~ $550
Perennial forage demonstration plots, and smaller mobile pots, will be purchased with this grant. The goal is to educate livestock owners and the public about the importance of forages and those that are suitable for Maryland pastures.
Frederick County Extension Advisory Council ~ $500
Grant funds will be used to improve agricultural literacy for high-risk, underserved students through field trips focusing on agriculture, nutrition and the environment.