The Albert-City Truesdale school district and the Sioux Central school district have each received $1,000 to help introduce high school students to areas of education not normally taught in the traditional classroom.
The funds were awarded through the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Challenge Grant Program. Students will enroll in May Term, where they will attend one class only for two weeks. The class will focus on topics such as wildlife, fishing, environmental practices, nature, and agriculture. The grant will be used to purchase materials and to assist in field trips.
"Farm Bureau is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural Iowa," said IFBF president Craig Lang. "The organization works to fulfill this mission by providing financial assistance to community-based projects across the state."
The grant needed the support of the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau. the intent of the IFBF Challenge Grant Program is to provide some financial support to help move a project forward.
The Programs's goal is to support activities that focus on the following: creating opportunities for rural youth; fostering rural cultural activities; providing mechanisms to cope with farm stress; sustaining rural health and education programs; and promoting rural economic development activities.