Support Agriculture Education on #GivingTuesday
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to donate to charitable organizations that matter most to you. On Tuesday, December 3, The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture will be participating in Georgia Gives Day on Giving Tuesday to help grow agriculture education in the state of Georgia.
Why is Agriculture Literacy Important?
Despite being our state's largest industry and biggest economic contributor, students know very little pertaining to agriculture, where their food comes from or the farmers that make three meals a day possible. Agriculture-focused curriculum provides interactive and hands-on STEM activities, helps prepare students for the workforce and makes children more aware of how the world works around them.
How Will the Give to Grow Campaign Help?
In 2018, the Georgia legislature made history by passing the "Georgia Agricultural Education Act" which established the first elementary school agriculture programs in the nation. Twenty-six schools have been chosen to be a part of a pilot program. In order for these pilot programs to be successful, they need your help! While the bill officially established the programs, they are in dire need of funding to get them off the ground. Donations through the Give to Grow campaign will be distributed equally among schools in the pilot so they can purchase the resources they need to introduce young children to our state's most important industry.
How Can You Help?
- Help grow agriculture literacy and promote the #GivetoGrow campaign using resources in the Promotional Tool Kit
- Share one of the videos featuring educators, legislators and community leaders expressing why ag ed is vital to our future
- Volunteer to participate in the #GivingTuesdayKids movement! Giving Tuesday isn't just for adults - GFB is helping empower volunteers to lead an ag-focused activity in classrooms on Tuesday, December 3 so they can support Georgia agriculture and wildlife too. Learn more.
- Finally, mark your calendar to make a donation of any amount on Tuesday, December 3!