Ag Literacy

Ag in the Classroom is a statewide agriculture literacy program that provides educators and students with resources to help them understand the vital role of agriculture in their lives and society.

The program is part of the Agriculture Education Partnership which works to educate students, teachers, and the public about agriculture in fun and creative ways. Partners include:

  • Logan, Menard, and Sangamon County Farm Bureaus
  • Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • University of Illinois Extension in Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties
  • Commodity groups throughout the state

Ag in the Classroom is also made possible thanks to the support of local businesses and individuals who value sharing agriculture knowledge with youth.

Lesson Materials

Beyond the Barn Door - Illinois Ag in the Classroom blog with teacher training, lesson plans, virtual field trips, author visits, and more!

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture - free resources, lesson plans, and learning materials for all ages

Nutrients for Life Foundation - curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching resources

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom - lesson booklets and more information about the program

Ag Mags - 4-page colorful agriculture magazines for kids

Pinterest - ideas curated by Illinois Ag in the Classroom