Agricultural Educator Grant Program

There is a significant shortage of agricultural educators in Minnesota’s schools. With the broad range of opportunities in Minnesota’s agribusiness sector, it can be difficult to recruit and retain agriculture teachers. This bill invests in the agricultural education workforce by funding professional opportunities for these teachers. Specifically, the legislation establishes a grant program to assist school districts in funding agricultural education teachers to work with high school students on extended projects in the summer. This bill tasks the Minnesota Department of Education with determining the application criteria and facilitating the grant program. (See also: Higher Education)

STATUS: The bill is in the Finance Committee. (S.F. 961)

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