Ohioans receive SARE grants for ag education

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two sustainable agriculture grants have been awarded within Ohio.

Stephanie Jolliff at Ridgemont FFA in Ridgeway, Ohio, received a $2,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project “Advocating for Sustainable Agriculture in Grades k-12.”

Through the project , 70 Ridgemont FFA members will link Common Core Academic Standards to Agricultural Concepts and develop lessons at farm tours, Agriculture In The Classroom demonstrations, Scarlet & Gray Ag Day, and a Sustainable Agriculture Farm Day.

Second grant

Kevin Savage at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in Cincinnati has been recommended to receive a $2,000 grant for a SARE project that will focus on recirculating aquaponics systems as a closed-loop form of sustainable agriculture.

Savage will use aquaponics systems to teach and reinforce science concepts that are related to sustainable agriculture, within a traditional high school course sequence.

Both grants were awarded as part of NCR-SARE’s Youth Educator Grant Program which supports educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth.

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