Ag Literacy (commonly referred to as Agriculture in the Classroom) is a statewide program that promotes agriculture education in the elementary classroom. Our goal is to help students, teachers, and the general public gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society.  Our agricultural education efforts encompass a partnership of many, specifically representing the following:

  • University of Illinois Extension Logan, Menard, Sangamon Unit
  • Logan, Menard, and Sangamon County Farm Bureaus
  • Various commodity groups throughout the state. 
  • And with the help and support of many businesses and individuals in the area

For lessons/curriculum/materials:

Visit Beyond the Barn Door Blog website for online activities

Visit American Farm Bureau Foundation Ag Literacy Educational Activities for weekly Educational activities about Agriculture

Check out Nutrients for Life website for curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching resources

Learn more by visiting the Ag in the Classroom Website

For Agriculture Magazines:  Ag Mags


Ag Education Partnership Newsletter

Ag Education Partnership January 2020 Newsletter

Ag Education Partnership July 2019 Newsletter

For Further Information:

contact Amy Hyde (email Amy here)