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Agriculture in the Community Grant

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Agriculture in the Community Grant!  In 2022, the Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation adapted a new Mission Statement, “sustaining and promoting the growth of agriculture in Knox County through education and philanthropy.” The Foundation has also done strategic planning with a goal of offering community grants to further the agriculture industry. These grants are available to teachers, FFA Chapters & 4-H Clubs, and community groups wanting to signify the importance of agriculture in Knox County.

Teachers- have a lesson idea that goes beyond the usual Ag in the Classroom curriculum?

FFA Chapters & 4-H Clubs- have a field trip idea that would improve groups members knowledge of agriculture?

Community Groups- have an idea that brings agriculture to the community?

Grant Guidelines:

  • Grant proposals will be accepted 4 times throughout the year on the 1st of February, May, August, and November.
  • Grant applications must be submitted on the application form.
  • The audience of the project must include a majority of Knox County/Knox County residents.
  • The recipients of the grants will be chosen based on the above criteria and guidelines along with the answers to the questions. Some applications may not be funded.
  • One project may be submitted at a time per quarter.
  • The grant funds may not cover all expenses related to the project.
  • Projects that have a lasting impact will be favored over those with a short-term impact.
  • A final report will have to be submitted within three months of completion of project.
  • Publicity of the project will be coordinated with the Knox County Farm Bureau Executive Director.
  • Additional information may be requested to verify the organization status.

Questions regarding the grant application should be sent to knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org

2024 Application Due Dates: February 1, 2024; May 1, 2024; August 1, 2024; November 1, 2024

TO APPLY:

To complete an application, click HERE and submit THIS budget worksheet.


Steve Johnson June Seminar

Dr. Steve Johnson will be at the Knox Agri Center on Tuesday, June 11 at 7PM to present a marketing seminar titled What’s in Your Crop Marketing Plan?” Topics will include Supply/Demand & Crop Price Outlook, Understanding Summer Weather Forecasts, Review Crop Insurance Coverage, Pre-Harvest Marketing Strategies & Tools, Global Geo-Political Issues, and Developing & Implementing Your ’24 and ’25 Crop Marketing Plans. To reserve your seat, please call the Knox County Farm Bureau at 309-342-2036 or click HERE.