Deadline is December 1 for ag field trip grants

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is providing teachers the opportunity to immerse their students in the world of agriculture through hands-on experiences. Awarded on a first-received, first-funded basis, accredited Pre-K-12 public, private or charter schools located within the 37-county Heritage Area may apply online for one grant per year with a maximum of $350 awarded per school. Field trips must have an agricultural component. Grant monies are to be used for transportation costs to and from any one of the over 100 SSNHA Partner Sites or farm site located within the Heritage Area. The grant cycle will remain open until all funds are depleted or until December 1 of this year.

Since 2007, the program has helped over 14,000 youth learn about agriculture and where food comes from. For information or to apply for a grant, visit