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Program Coordinator, Agriculture Literacy
University of Illinois Extension
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Montgomery County Ag Literacy
Agriculture Education Links
Choose a link to watch a video or browse a web page about many of the agriculture products we produce in Illinois.
- American Egg Board
America’s egg farmers invite you and your students to learn more about where your eggs come from and how they move from the farm to your tables.
- Beef Cattle Farm video
Illinois Beef provides this short 2 minute video about raising beef cattle
- Corn: The Great Corn Adventure
University of Illinois Extension site for students.
- Explore Beef
- Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From
Learn where food comes from. University of Illinois Extension educational site.
- Growing a Nation
Growing a Nation: The Story of American Agriculture, tells the story of American agriculture and its influence on important events and issues in American history. Using techniques of digital story telling, the program brings the history of agriculture to life and shows learners that the history of America is much more than just wars battles. The program is filled with a wealth of original historical documents and media resources. A wide array of lesson plans and classroom activities makes the program especially useful as a curriculum resource for teachers.
- How its Made - Wool
Sheep is sheared, fleece is taken to the factory and made into a coat in this 5 minute video
- Illinois Agricultural Education
- Illinois Soybean Association: Pod to Plate Lessons
The Place to Learn About Soybeans and Agriculture …from seed to your dinner plate. Whether you're a student wanting to explore this exciting industry or a teacher looking for ways to enhance your current curriculum, this is the site for you! Interactive student games, videos and lesson plans.
- Illinois State Ag in the Classroom
- Let's Talk About Insects
Learn the characteristics of an insect.
- National Agriculture in the Classroom
National Agriculture in the Classroom Website. Use the curriculum matrix to find agriculture lessons. National Conference and other educational opportunities.
- Pork Be Inspired
Teacher Resources about Pork
Find out how Libby's grows and cans pumpkins in Illinois. Click on featured video. 5 minutes
- Turkey Book from Iowa Turkey Federation
Iowa Turkey Federation children’s turkey book online
- Turkey Facts: California Ag in the Classroom
Visit California Agriculture in the Classroom to learn about the turkeys grown for the White House Thanksgiving
- Turkey Farm video
- Turkey Pop-Up Activitiy from Utah Ag in the Classroom
Turkey Pop-Up Activity Template: Ready to use template from Utah Ag in the Classroom
- Virtual Egg Farm Tour
Discovery Education and American Egg Boards virtual field trip to an egg farm