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Melinda Charbonneau
Program Coordinator, Ag in the Classroom
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Ag In The Classroom

Ag In The Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide educational program. Its goal is to help students, teachers, and the general public gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society. Thousands of farm products are in the world around us—our plates, in the clothes we wear, in the medicine that makes us well, and in earth-friendly fuels and plastics. With less than 2% of our population involved in production agriculture, many people don't know the source of their food and fiber. Americans spend less of their total income on food than any country in the world -- only 11%. Ag in the Classroom is offered through the University of Illinois Extension Ogle County in partnership with Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Soil & Water, and Carroll County Soil & Water.

To request materials, please contact Melinda Charbonneau by phone, 815-732-2191 or by email,

More information about Agriculture in the Classroom can also be found by going to the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom website,