2019 Ag. in the Classroom Recipients

The ND FFA Foundation has given 25 $350-$500 mini-grants to educators, teachers, and organizations to promote agriculture in North Dakota classrooms. The mini-grants were made possible through a grant received by the ND FFA Foundation from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. The program, called Ag in the Classroom, was designed to bring agriculture to all types of K-12 classrooms and learning environments. 2019 marks the 16th consecutive year the ND FFA Foundation has been able to provide these grants.

To encourage the continuation of programming, curriculum and lesson planning, the ND FFA Foundation will provide these mini-grants through two separate academic years. $12,000 has been awarded for the academic year of 2019-2020 to the following recipients:


Anna Kemmer

SRCTC – Oakes
Bailey Hawbaker Stanley FFA
Breanna Bregel Kindred
Cameron Young Edgeley Public School
Carie Moore ND Agri-Women
Daniel Spellerberg SRCTC – Oakes
David Leier Killdeer FFA
Desi Severance Wyndmere Ag Ed
Donna Anderson Eddy/Foster/Wells County Ext.
Elizabeth Neshem ND Stockmen’s Association
Gabes Kieffer May-Port CG
Goldie Loepp SRCTC – Oakes
Heather Riemer Garrison High School
Johnna Varty Berthold FFA
Kevin Baumgarn Lakota Public School
Kristi Tonnessen Rugby High School
Lori Helm BBCC 4-H
Marita Rau Finley-Sharon Public School
Misty Steeke Scranton FFA
Nikki Fideldy-Doll Center FFA
Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske NDSU Extension-Burleigh County
Wiliam Fritz SVACTC

“We had fantastic applicants this year and it was great to be able to learn about what they plan to do with the mini-grants,” says Tommy Winders, newly hired Sponsor & Program Coordinator for the Foundation.  “We feel very fortunate to be able to provide these funds and are excited to see the opportunities for ag. education that will come from these grants.”