Ag is in Session!

For the past few weeks I have been part of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Ag in the Classroom as Diane Merrion’s intern. Despite school being out for summer, agriculture never takes a break and is always in session!

I was able to accompany Diane to various programs that voice the importance of agriculture to the younger population that is engaging and eye-opening to our food’s future. My favorite part of teaching these lessons to our students is describing the process of how a bag of chips started on the farm and ends in our hands. This discussion leads to the realization of how many jobs agriculture can provide and emphasizes the types of careers that can be filled in between the farm and consumers!

The kids are not the only ones asking the questions. The other adults in the room are equally as interested in what the Farm Bureau has to offer and the new knowledge we bring to them. It is important that we keep informing one another about agriculture so that we can be more conscientious of what we consume and how we treat our earth.