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Bring Your Classroom Alive! Cook County Teacher PD Workshop 2/27/18

Join the fun at our hands-on educator PD featuring the topics of seeds, eggs and embryology.  Learn new ways to bring science, math and language arts to your curriculum using agriculture resources.  Attendees will walk away with free resources and lesson plans.  Pre-registration required by emailing or calling us at 708-354-3276.  

Ag Literacy featured in Super Bowl Ad

Did you see it?  Hope your munchies were good, your friends had fun and your television sets were tuned in for Super Bowl XLVIII (48).  For most of us the highlight of the whole event is watching the commercials and then talking about them for weeks after, or maybe 24 hours after.  The ads stick with us long after the game and invoke different emotions such as pride (think Dodge Ram Truck from last year on why God made a farmer), laughter (Betty White and the Snickers), tears (Budweiser training commercial where horse gets picked to be Clydesdale) and even provides us with new information (the 1984 introduction of a computer known as Macintosh).  So what was this ad for Ag Literacy?  Unfortunately the farm bureau doesn’t have an ad budget of $4 million for a 30 second ad, or much of any advertising budget at all.  If we could run an ad, however, it would be a wonderful way to keep our mission of expanding students’ awareness and appreciation for ...

New Illinois MyPlate Posters available for all schools

Illinois Ag in the Classroom has released it's new My Illinois Plate posters showing how Illinois farmers fill your food plate.  Contact our Ag in the Classroom Coordinator (Diane Merrion) to receive your free copies to display in your school lunchrooms or classrooms. It shows how our Illinois farmers provide your fruits, dairy, grains, vegetables and protein to fill your plate each day with healthy foods. 

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