Ag in the Classroom needs volunteers!

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Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom taught area Ag Literacy coordinators new ag related lessons today. This lesson teaches students about the different “hats” that farmers wear on the farm.

Ag in the Classroom needs volunteers

DeKalb County Farm Bureau needs 100 volunteers to teach elementary students about farming. Sound impossible? It’s not, with your help. Every year, local individuals from all walks of agriculture help students and teachers understand how agriculture impacts ALL of our lives. You can help!

In February, volunteers will deliver Ag in the Classroom presentations in DeKalb County classrooms. A fun, hands-on lesson has been developed for four grade levels:

1st grade – More Than a Seed
2nd grade – From Cow to Ice Cream
3rd grade – It’s an Earful
4th grade – Mapping Illinois Agriculture.

Volunteers are provided with training, detailed lesson plans, and supplies needed to conduct their presentations.

In 2017, 150 teachers requested Ag in Classroom presentations, reaching nearly 3,500 students. Help us make it happen again! This program is impossible without the help of our volunteer presenters.

Mark your calendars for the volunteer training session taking place at Farm Bureau on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Rhodora at rcollins@dekalbfarmbureau.org or 815-756-6361.

Learn more about Ag in the Classroom at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s website!

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