Serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Commercial Agriculture spans a wide range of topics and works to address the needs of various producers. The expertise of our local educational specialists combined with the resources of the statewide Illinois Extension system form a powerful source of information and insight for agricultural producers in our region. 

Looking for an answer to a specific question? Contact one of our educators to learn more about how Illinois Extension is prepared to help.

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide educational program. Its goal is to help students, teachers, and the general public gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society. Ag in the Classroom is offered through the University of Illinois Extension Ogle County in partnership with Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Soil & Water, and Carroll County Soil & Water. To request materials, please contact Melinda Charbonneau by phone, 815-732-2191 or by email, charbm@illinois.edu. More information about Agriculture in the Classroom can also be found by visiting the following websites: