Cultivating Classrooms

Posted: March 18, 2020

Ag in the Classroom Presenations

In February, over 2,793 first through fourth grade students experienced agriculture within their own classrooms as part of the Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) presentations. Thanks to nearly 100 volunteers from throughout DeKalb County, these students learned about seeds, cows, Illinois agriculture, and more!

AITC offers different agriculture lessons specifically created for each grade level. Local agriculture professionals, farmers, and FFA members taught students four lessons prepared and provided by DeKalb County Farm Bureau Ag Literacy in 129 classrooms.

First Grade

More Than a Seed

Students learned about the uses of corn and soybeans then planted their own seeds to grow in their classrooms.

Second Grade

From Cow to Ice Cream

Ice cream was on everyone’s mind as students learned about dairy farming then made their own ice cream.

Third Grade

It’s an Earful

Students learned about the many different types of corn, dissected kernels, and determined which products are made using corn.

Fourth Grade

Mapping Illinois Agriculture

Products from Illinois agriculture like pumpkins and pork were identified, discussed, then located on a map using coordinates.