Friday, December 30, 2011

Healthy Breakfast 4 Kids grant opportunity!!

The Healthy Breakfast-4-Kids (HB4K) goal is to create and improve access to breakfast in schools nationwide as a means to lessen the huge negative impact of hungry children across our nation. In 2012 Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) and Walmart Foundation are partnering to grant 117 $2500 equipment grants to rural high needs schools for the purpose of assisting in the successful establishment of universal breakfast in the classroom programs. The grants will allow schools to order $2500 worth of food service smallwares or equipment to assist in establishing a universal breakfast program via an online order with our partner Tundra Specialties. As part of the grant program, F3 will create universal breakfast implementation resources to be available to all schools via our program, The Lunch Box.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ag Council Seeks Student Essays on Agriculture

The Agriculture Council of America is asking 9th- to 12th- grade students to submit original, 450- word essay or a two- minute video essay about the importance of agriculture.  This year's theme is "American Agriculture: Feeding the Future, Filling the Gaps" and the deadline is February 1, 2012.

Entrants may choose to either write  an essay and/or create a vdeo focusing on how today's growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.

The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and a round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 8.  The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize, and the winning video will be played during the Celebration of Ag Dinner.

All written entries should be sent to:
2012 Ag Day Essay Contest
Agriculture Council of America
11020 King Street, Suite 205
Overland Park, KS 66210
Or submit by email:

Students may upload video essays at and mail the entries on a compact disc to the above address.

Visit to read all of the official rules and for more details regarding entry applications.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Community of Gardeners Video

"A Community of Gardeners" explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces are changing people's lives, their communities and their environment.
Watch this video to learn more about these community gardens: