Serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Agricultural Literacy Program Provides:

  • Classroom programs for students (K-12) upon request on various agricultural topics such as plants and seeds, soils, water, careers, renewable resources, corn, soybeans, wheat, animal nutrition, agricultural products, fiber/clothing, insects, beef, dairy, pork, embryology, apples, pumpkins, agricultural economics and marketing, biotechnology, genetics, and watersheds
  • Many free or free-loan resources for schools (hands-on learning kits, lessons on various agricultural topics, books, videos)
  • Inservices/workshops for educators in which they earn Professional Development Hours
  • Networking with other agricultural education people to strengthen agricultural literacy efforts statewide and nationally

Abracadabra! Alohomora! Open the doors... of active discovery and watch your students explore the depths of the Agriculture industry. The lessons in the mAGic kits are multidisciplinary, all inclusive, and designed to bring math, science, social studies and Language Art to life through agriculture. The mAGic kits address the IL standards - CORE, NGSS, and Social Studies standards. The lessons include exercises for grades 4-8 in mapping, graphing, sequencing, reading, writing, experimentation, research and much more. These kits are available on a free-loan basis. Kits may be reserved in advance. To see a detailed table of contents with student objectives, please select the kit title.

These cross-curricular thematic kits contain a collection of resources – lessons, books, videos/DVDs and more. Many lessons are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Ideal for grades K-4. These kits are available on a free-loan basis. Please select the kit title for a description of the kit.