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New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom

  • Photo by Lyndsey Garber
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by Jay Hill
  • Photo by NM Department of Agriculture
  • Photo by Lyndsey Garber

Awards & Grants

New Mexico Grow Project Grant


Who can apply?

New Mexico schools and community non-profit organizations that will have a school site where all grant materials will be located and at least 10 students will be receiving agricultural-based education on a regular basis.

Questions or tech issues? Email us.

Deadline Extended to Saturday, May 4, 2024

Due by Saturday, May 4, 2024

Grant Includes:

  • Drip irrigation system with timer for school vacation times
  • Indoor hydroponic system
  • Trainings & yearlong tech support
  • Connections and networking opportunities to experts in the field
  • K-12 curriculum connections & experiential learning resources
  • 4 X8 raised bed garden/hoop system & everything you need including:
    • Soil for raised bed:(add sand to mixture to keep peat moss from compacting)
    • 7- bags of topsoil (2 cu. ft)
    • 2- bags of manure/compost
    • 3- bales of peat moss
    • Seeds (variety)
    • 4 sets of hand tools (hand rake, trowel, shovel)
    • 1 adult shovel
    • 1 adult rake
    • Gloves- adult and student sets
    • 2 buckets
    • 50 ft hose
    • 1-8X10 blue tarp (can use for outdoor seating or to close bed in summer)
    • 1-tool shed (to help store garden equipment in school building) *not assembled
    • 1-garden wagon cart *not assembled
    • 2- Soil moisture light pH meter- 3 in 1 Soil tester kit for garden
    • 2-Black weed barrier 8'x6'

Grant Video

National Ag in the Classroom Grants/Award Opportunities

New Mexico Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

NMAITC Teacher of the Year Application

National Ag in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture National Award Program

Each year the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium recognizes exceptional teachers by presenting them with the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. This competitive program recognizes state selected "Teacher of the Year" recipients for their successful efforts in teaching agricultural concepts in their curriculum.

American Farm Bureau Foundation