Commercial Fundraising Companies for more than selling fruit, meat and flowers…
More than 150 Do-It-Yourself ideas for fundraising including singing Christmas cards, celebrity autographs, goat insurance, car/copy machine smash, cheaters spelling bee…
Another 100 ideas for low investment/high return fundraisers… http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/fundraiser-ideas.htm
Want to try an online, live auction? Check out Proxibid, used by the National FFA Alumni Association for their convention auction.
The Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship
The 2011-2012 Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award presented to a high school senior who is going to pursue agriculture as a degree area of study at any accredited college or university of their choosing. Candidates may apply online Sept. 1, 2010 through Nov. 15, 2010. Final selection will be made the first week of December. BASF sponsors the winner and one parent to attend Commodity Classic for two days to participate and receive special recognition at the ASA Awards Banquet on the Friday night of Commodity Classic.
To apply online or download an application, go to http://www.soygrowers.com/soy/scholarship.htm
GMO Food Labeling Lessons: GetBiotechSmart.com has 10 lesson plans, including the newest teacher and student guides. These lesson plans invite your students to debate the arguments for and against using GMOs and explores the ethical issues of food labeling. Learn how your students can expand their understanding of biotechnology and improve their debate and organization skills through these lessons.
Foundation for a Better Life highlights values and character traits. Their foundation will provide a free set of posters for schools and organizations. You can order by going to www.values.com and clicking on the "free posters" link at the bottom of the webpage.
Introductory Floriculture: www.flowerschool.com contains video clips, fact sheets and information you will find useful to add to your teaching arsenal.
Check out the Council for Agricultural Science & Tech on SchoolTube. Great resources for making science come alive and relevant in your classroom.
Learn about raising healthy backyard poultry during The Word on Healthy Birds, a free webinar Nov. 5 from Noon - 1 p.m. (EST). The webinar is part of Bird Health Awareness Week and will feature Andy Schneider, The Chicken Whisperer, and Dr. Martin Smeltzer, USDA poultry veterinarian. Space is limited. Reserve your space now at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/706836102.