Attention to all agricultural education programs dedicated to nurturing the next generation of farmers, innovators, and stewards of the land!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our grant program designed to support capital projects in your land labs. This initiative aims to empower agricultural education programs across Rockingham Cooperative’s service area by providing funding for vital infrastructure and equipment that enhance hands-on learning experiences for students.

About the Grant Program: Our grant program is tailored to assist agricultural education programs in their endeavors to create dynamic and engaging learning environments within their land labs. We recognize the importance of practical, experiential learning in shaping the future of agriculture and are committed to supporting initiatives that foster innovation, sustainability, and community engagement.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified agricultural education programs are invited to submit proposals detailing their capital project needs and objectives. Whether it’s upgrading facilities, acquiring new equipment, or implementing innovative technologies, we want to hear about your vision for enhancing your land labs and enriching the educational experience for your students.

Key Dates:

  • Application Open: April 15, 2024
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Grant Awards Announced: July 12, 2024

Who Can Apply:

  • Agricultural education programs that operate within a 100 mile radius of a Rockingham Cooperative service/retail location teaching production agricultural practices through hands-on opportunities at a land lab.

Why Apply:

  • Access funding to support capital projects in your land labs.
  • Enhance hands-on learning experiences for students.
  • Strengthen your agricultural education program and its impact on the community.

How to Learn More: For more information about the grant program, including eligibility criteria and application guidelines, please visit or contact

Join us in cultivating the future of agriculture through hands-on education and innovation. Together, let’s sow the seeds of knowledge and inspiration in the future of our agricultural industry.

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