- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota agriculture officials have approved $108,600 in grants for classroom programs through June 2017.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the programs provide teachers with lesson materials and other tools to help them make agriculture part of everyday learning for their students.

The North Dakota Farm Bureau will receive $52,500 to conduct teacher training seminars, and the North Dakota FFA Foundation is getting $30,000 to conduct a mini-grant program. Red River Valley Fair Association will receive $10,000 to prepare curriculum and build a traveling ag exhibit, and North Dakota State University Agriculture Communications is receiving $9,200 for North Dakota Ag Mag.

Other grants include $6,000 for the North Dakota Geographic Alliance to conduct teacher tours and $900 for the North Dakota State University Extension Animal Science 4-H Program Planning Team.

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