Congratulations to Maria Paradis, who was recently awarded CTAEF's 2013 scholarship. Maria attends the University of Connecticut (UConn) where she double majors in Animal Science and Pathobiology. She keeps herself very busy at UConn participating in a number of extracurricular activities, including interning at the UConn Dairy Barn, Poultry Barn, Livestock Unit; president of the UConn EcoGarden Club; member of the UConn Pre Veterinary Club; and participant in both the UConn Dairy Show and UConn Little International Livestock show. Maria enjoys learning about the normal and disease states of animals and is passionate about the health and well-being of farm and companion animals. Congratulations Maria! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
White-Reinhardt Fund for Education
The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture® (AFBFA) in collaboration with the American Farm Bureau® Women’s Leadership Committee. The two components of this program include the educator’s scholarship and the Mini-Grant program. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.
CT Agricultural Education Foundation 2013 Golf Tournament
The CT Agricultural Education Foundation held its annual golf tournament on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT. It was a beautiful day! Thanks to all who sponsored and participated in this event. Click here to view a listing of our sponsors and pictures from this year's event.
Farm City at Urban Oaks Organic Farm
A Spring Farm City Event was held at Urban Oaks in New Britain on May 8, 2013. During this event, the third grade class from Chamberlain Elementary School in New Britain spent the day learning about food, nutrition, science and local resources. They also enjoyed a lunch of home-made soup made from vegetables grown on the farm. For more information on this event, click here.
Click here to meet the 2012 CT Outstanding Young Farmer.
The Mission of the Connecticut Agricultural Education Foundation is to seek and administer funds for the benefit of programs that promote Connecticut agriculture through education.
Distressingly, agricultural illiteracy is a reality in Connecticut. Too many people just don’t know where their food and plants come from or how they are produced. Too many people don’t have the basic agricultural knowledge needed to make wise and thoughtful choices about the issues facing farms today. The consequences of this lack of awareness can be disastrous for all of us connected to the agricultural community.