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Contact Us

Lisa Torrance
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Local Food Systems and Small Farms

For the Kids

  • Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From
    This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. Intended for 4th-5th grade students.

  • Great Corn Adventure
    Zea Mays explains the importance of corn, how it grows, and its thousands of different uses. Intended for 3rd-5th grade students.

  • Illinois Farm to School
    Illinois Farm to School program provides youth, K-12, with access to nutritious meals, while supporting local farmers and communities.

  • Incubation & Embryology
    Teacher's guide for the 4-H Incubation and Embryology project including lesson plans, activities, and background resources.

  • La Gran Aventura del Maíz
    Zea explica la importancia del maíz, cómo crece y los miles de usos que se le pueden dar.

  • Livestock E-Quiz
    This site provides youth and adults the opportunity to quiz themselves about dairy, beef, horses, sheep and forages.