Ag Literacy in Action

Posted: November 18, 2019

Recent months kept DeKalb County’s ag literacy program busy with workshops and presentations reaching out to teachers and students around the county.

(Above) Elementary teachers search for farm-related resources during a “Kid, Crops, and Critters in the Classroom” workshop. The workshop was one of three ag literacy-focused sessions conducted during the DeKalb Regional Office of Education’s County-Wide Institute Day held at Sycamore High School.


“Chocolate milk comes from brown cows? That’s silly!” (Above) Mrs. Karla Gulke’s kindergarten students display “Science or Silliness” signs during an ag literacy presentation at North School in Sycamore. The presentation was one of 12 science-focused lessons experienced by all 280 students in the school during their annual walk-a-thon fundraiser.

(Above) A sampling of the ag literacy resources on display during the DeKalb Regional Office of Education’s “Spirit Day.” (Above) Educators and school personnel attended this second annual event to explore community resources and celebrate education.