Illinois Agricultural Education Teacher Grant Program
Did an Ag Teacher or FFA Advisor impact your life?
Teachers play a pivotal role in growing our future. Agricultural education teachers play a special role in exposing students to the diverse world of agriculture, and cultivating those experiences into passions to pursue careers in this ever growing and important profession.
In recent years, we have faced a growing concern. Young professionals are not going back to the classroom to be educators. And those who do choose to teach have a difficult time remaining in the profession. The hours are long, and the pay is often not reflective of their impact.
This is why the IAA Foundation and the Illinois Farm Bureau are doing something to help.
It's one small way to show our appreciation to a new crop of Ag Teachers!
The Illinois Agricultural Education Teacher Grant Program was established to help support and retain new teachers in the classroom. At the end of their first year, eligible teachers are invited to apply. Each year four new teachers are welcomed in to this 5 year grant program. If they remain successful in the classroom, they can earn up to $10,000 in personal income.