With over 34,000 students studying agriculture in Illinois, ag teachers are in high demand.
In 2020 there were 66 job openings for ag teachers within the state, but only 22 ag education graduates to fill them.
This year there are 356 ag education programs throughout Illinois with 452 educators.
DeKalb County has 7 ag programs taught by 11 invaluable teachers.
Source: Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE)