Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Have you ever heard adults talk about a field trip to a farm that
they took when they were in grade school? Chances are pretty good
that you have. Learning about farming as a child leaves a lasting
impressing. It builds an understanding that adults take with them
to the grocery store, fuel pump and even voters' booth. That's why
Illinois Farm Bureau is committed to the Illinois Agriculture in
the Classroom (IAITC) program. IAITC helps students appreciate and
recognize the many ways that farmers provide food, fuel, clothing,
Agriculture in the Classroom shows teachers how to use agriculture
as a springboard to teach core subjects of language arts, math,
science, and social studies at all grade levels. IAITC offers
teachers lesson plans tied to learning standards, fact-based Ag
Mags, teacher training, grants, and more. The program is
funded by the generous
donations made to the IAA Foundation.
It Happens in Your County
The program touts an active presence in 62% of all schools in
Illinois, thanks to county coordinators and volunteers at county
Farm Bureau offices throughout the state.
It Happens on Your Farm
IAITC has a unique program called Adopt-A-Classroom. They match
you with a Chicago classroom. Throughout the school year, you send
your class letters describing what's happening on your farm. You
can send photos, seeds and farm magazines, too.
It is a fun way to share your story with the next generation.
Start by downloading the Farmers
Adopt-A-Classroom application or calling your county Farm
For More Info Contact:
The food on your cafeteria plate
started at the farm! Learn more!
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
A Teachers Point of View
Investing in the Future
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