ENFIELD, Conn. — Farm Credit East is accepting applications from Northeast agricultural educators to support their attendance at institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Scholarships will cover up to $1,500. The application deadline is November 15.
CASE, a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, has developed high school courses that integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The institutes provide professional development for educators to offer this coursework in high school classrooms. CASE also offers an agricultural business curriculum developed with support from Farm Credit East.
The schedule for 2023 CASE institutes will be available in December, with registration opening in January. Visit case4learning.org to learn more. Since 2009, CASE has certified more than 3,000 teachers from 46 states and the Virgin Islands, including 198 teachers from the Northeast states Farm Credit East serves.
To be eligible for a Farm Credit East CASE scholarship, educators must teach in a school district within Farm Credit East’s eight state territory and must currently teach, or plan to teach, agriculture or natural resources courses. Scholarships will not exceed $1,500. To learn more or to apply, visit FarmCreditEast.com/AgEducator. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2022.
Farm Credit East is a member owned cooperative with 25 locations in its eight-state service area. In addition to loans and leases, the organization also offers a full range of specialized financial services, such as tax preparation, payroll, record keeping, appraisal and consulting for farming, forest products and commercial fishing businesses. Farm Credit East is governed by a 19-person board of directors, comprised of 15 customer-elected, two customer appointed and two outside appointed directors. For more information, visit FarmCreditEast.com.
–Farm Credit East