The Beef in the Classroom grant program helps teachers buy beef products to be used in high school Family & Consumer Science and Agriculture classes across the state of Wisconsin. This program allows teachers to strengthen their lessons about lean beef selection, storage, preparation and nutrition by having funds available to buy and prepare beef with their students. The grant reimburses teachers between $100-300 per school per year, depending upon class size.
Spring semester applications were due on February 1, 2021.
Completed Reimbursement and Evaluation Form, including receipts, is due to the WBC office by June 18, 2021.
The Wisconsin Beef Council knows that this school year is certainly looking different, and we have made adjustments to the Beef in the Classroom program in order to best assist as many Wisconsin students as possible throughout this school year. Teachers who will be providing in-person instruction are eligible to apply for grant dollars, but those who are teaching virtually are not eligible to receive the grant. We recognize that the status of in-person versus virtual instruction may have changed between the fall and spring semesters, so we are offering two rounds of grant applications - one in the fall semester and one in the spring. The deadlines to apply and be reimbursed for fall semester grants have passed, but spring semester applications are now open. Teachers who have received and been reimbursed for fall semester grants are not eligible for spring semester grants.
If you are teaching virtually, we would highly encourage you to still submit the application form and select "Virtual" as your current method of instruction, and we will be sure to give you access to all of our educational resources and keep you updated when the spring semester application is available.
Please note - only those classrooms which will be teaching in-person are eligible to receive grant funds. Teachers providing lessons virtually are still encouraged to submit the application form in order to receive access to the entire Wisconsin Beef Council online library of educational resources and materials.