As farm broadcasters, we may be out of school, but our education isn’t done. The NAFB Foundation Continuing Education Grants provide an opportunity for NAFB farm broadcasters to take advantage of opportunities for growth. The Foundation is providing a maximum of $5,000 in grants annually*. Individual members of the NAFB Broadcast Council are eligible to apply for a maximum of $1,000.

Applications will be evaluated within two weeks of the information being received. Upon grant approval, checks will be made payable to the broadcaster’s employer or the event/course being attended/completed; please include a mailing address to where the check should be mailed should your grant application be approved. 

NAFB Foundation Continuing Education Grants may be used for a variety of educational opportunities. Examples include:

  • Tuition for a college course (preference for agriculture or communications course)
  • Leadership development training/state ag leadership program
  • Assist in underwriting a farm broadcaster’s expenses to participate in an international trade mission
  • Registration fees for Ag Media Summit or similar meetings
  • Educational webinars
  • Other ideas are welcome!

To complete the online application for a Continuing Education Grant from the NAFB Foundation, click here.

Steve Bridge, WFMB Radio, Springfield, IL, used a Continuing Education Grant to participate in the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program. Check out an Airing On The Side Of Agriculture story on Steve.

*To note, in 2018, the Foundation made eight $1,500 grants available for farm broadcasters to participate in the NAFB Farm Broadcasters & Friends Journey to China in June.