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. 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.  

who is eligible?

  • SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Family and Consumer Science Classrooms
  • SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Agriculture Education Classrooms
  • We ask for ONE application per school district

Beef & Veal Grant Guidelines

  • If you are a teacher and would like to apply for  the Beef & Veal in the Classroom Grant you must fill out the Application Form.  Keep in mind there is only a limited number of funds available so be sure to send your application in as soon as possible! 
  • Only Beef may be purchased with program funds (meat can be fresh, frozen or fully cooked). 
  • Once approved, you will receive confirmation from the Wisconsin Beef Council. Grant money must be spent during the 2018-19 school year (September 1, 2018 – June 15, 2019.)
  • After you have completed your in-class lesson, fill out the Beef & Veal in the Classroom Evaluation Form. You will need to scan  your beef purchase receipts and include in this form. 
  • After receiving the completed Evaluation Form and grocery receipts for beef purchases, the Wisconsin Beef Council will reimburse you.  Checks will be made out to schools only. No check will be issued to an individual. Checks will not be issued without receipts and Evaluation Form.
  • Please be judicious with your spending/purchasing of beef and take into consideration your class size. We want to be able to provide assistance to as many school districts as possible with the funds we have available.
  • Please Note: Funds can only be used in a classroom or lab setting. Funds cannot be used for school BBQ’s or other school functions. A new Application Form must be filled out for each new school year. Failure to follow these guidelines will affect the school’s ability to receive funds in the future.
For questions or concerns please contact Tammy Vaassen at 608-833-9940 or