BEEF For the Classroom
Materials offered to Family and Consumer Science Instructors are excellent resources for teaching nutrition, meat preparation, safe food handling practices and providing recipes to your students. As you are planning for the upcoming school year, the New York Beef Industry Council, in cooperation with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, is once again offering an assortment of high quality, easy to use, tested and unbiased educational materials at no cost to you to help make your job easier. Whether you teach food preparation classes or more general lifestyle classes, you will find materials that fit your curriculum. Once again this year we will be supporting the Beef for the Classroom program which provides financial support for the use of beef products in junior and senior high school Family and Consumer Science courses. It reinforces lessons about lean beef selection, storage, preparation and nutrition.
This letter outlines the details on how to make the most of this offer. The New York Beef Industry Council offers these programs on behalf of New York cattle producers through their $1-per-head checkoff.
Please download and print all three forms:
1. Review Beef for the Classroom Guidelines
to ensure understanding of program purpose and school eligibility.
2. Complete the Application Form
. Teachers may combine classes and submit one form per school or department.
3. Mail or fax completed applications to:
New York Beef Industry Council
PO Box 250
Westmoreland, NY 13490
Fax: 315 339-6931
4. Recipients of Beef for the Classroom funds will be notified by the NYBIC after applications are received. Keep in mind that there is only a limited number of funds that will be approved—so be sure to send your application in early!
5. Submit material request form to receive free materials to enhance your beef lessons.
1. Complete the Evaluation form
after conclusion of beef lesson.
2. Attach copies of receipts for beef purchases related to the lesson
3. Once all forms are received, a check will be sent to the school for reimbursement of beef purchases up to $100 per school--as long as the purchases are within reasonable limits related to the class size and cut of beef purchased. Misuse of the program will result in failure to receive funds. Misuse of the program will result in failure to receive funds.