An “Uncornventional” Education

In February, nearly 3,300 first through fourth grade students throughout DeKalb County experienced unique, hands-on lessons through Ag in the Classroom (AITC) presentations.

The presentations, delivered by volunteer farmers, agriculture professionals, and FFA members, focused on assorted aspects of ag including corn, dairy, and Illinois agriculture products.

DeKalb County Farm Bureau has been providing AITC materials and lessons to volunteers for decades. The presentations continue to provide a unique learning experience for students and generate understanding in an unconventional way.

According to first grader Grady, at North Grove Elementary, “The seeds we plant will grow just like our brains do!”