Agriculture in the Classroom is a partnership between University of Illinois Extension in the Ford-Iroquois Unit and Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau. Many other agriculture organizations and businesses help support this important program. The goal is to educate youth and adults about the importance of agriculture to our society and to show that agriculture is more than cows and plows.
Here are some of the things we do.
- Provide educators with a monthly newsletter detailing new resources, upcoming events, grant opportunties, and more.
- Loan ag literacy kits to schools to help teach about various agriculture topics. These kits have lesson plans and most items to complete the lessons included.
- Classroom presentations upon requrest for grades PreK-12 including day cares on topics such as general agriculture, wheat, pigs, farm machines, plants, pumpkins, ag careers, soil, apples, corn, soybeans, dairy, and more!
- Workshops and presentations for teachers where they can earn CPDUs.
- Many FREE resources for teachers including the loan kits, Ag Mags, soy crayons, coloring books and more.
- Publish a blog called Ag Literacy Lines providing fun facts, resources and other information.
For more information what this program can offer you and your school contact Aimee Chandler at 815-268-4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get information on programs, upcoming events or to schedule your presentations contact Aimee today!
- Illinois Ag in the Classroom
Visit the Illinois Ag in the Classroom page for more resource and materials.
- Schools Online
Great websites from University of Illinois Extension on a variety of topics including weather, trees, gardening and more!