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A blog featuring fun information on agriculture for youth and adults.

Summer Ag Institute!

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

I'm very excited for this year's Summer Ag Institute! I thought it would be a good idea to do a blog update answering some common questions I've gotten so far about this years SAI. First, our institute will be a four day long workshop where teachers who attend will gain TONS of resources to take back to their classrooms. We hope for each teacher to leave with a box of materials, lessons...

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Updates, Contests, and Babies, Oh My!

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

I hope each of you are braving the cold temperatures outside as we continue on throughout the month of February! This month we have started talking about the equine industry, more specifically horses. The students absolutely love telling us about their experiences with horses, and have enjoyed learning how much of an impact horses have on our state. This is a new lesson, so we too are enjoying...

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Back from Break!

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

Welcome back from winter break! I hope you and your loved ones had a great holiday!  There are many things going on in the next couple of months that I would like to talk about today! First, I want to update everyone on my maternity leave.  I will be out all of February, as well as most of March.  In my absence, my intern, Danielle Brown, will be holding down the AITC office! She alread...

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Welcome to Facebook F-I AITC!

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

Everything else has a Facebook page these days, so why not Ford-Iroquois counties Ag in the Classroom?!?!  We have just opened up a page for you to like that will be filled with important dates and interesting facts about the Ag in the Classroom program in Ford and Iroquois counties, as well as in the world of agriculture!  You can head over to...

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Upcoming Events!

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

First, I would like to thank the teachers who were able to come participate in our Illinois mAGic workshop last night! I would also like to thank Luke Allen for doing such a great job presenting the kit to all of us!  I hope those of you who came enjoyed the workshop and can implement some of what we learned in your classrooms! In less than three weeks, we will be coming together again...

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Welcome Back

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

Welcome back to school for this 2013-2014 school year! As you may know, I am the new Ag in the Classroom coordinator here for Ford and Iroquois counties!  I am happy to be here and eager to get this year started!  Here are the topics that will be covered this year: September: Pigs October/November: Pumpkins December/January: Trees February/Marc...

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Thank You to Teachers and Schools for Your Support

Posted by Danielle Gerndt -

As the school year is winding to a close we would like to thank all the teachers, schools, and organizations who participated in the Ag in the Classroom Program this past year.   Watseka Head Start Pax...

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