Brittnay Haag
Extension Educator, Horticulture
Address

1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
United States

Phone
309-663-8306
Team
Horticulture Educators

Brittnay Haag is a Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension, serving Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Counties. Her work focuses on youth horticulture education, specifically through school gardens and Jr. Master Gardener programs.

Brittnay provides leadership for three county Master Gardener programs, and is responsible for developing community programs and providing expertise in horticulture and environmental sciences.

Raised on a grain farm in McLean County, Brittnay attended Tri-Valley High School and Illinois State University where she earned a B.S. in Ag Business and an M.S. in Ag Science, with a focus in Horticulture. During her tenure at ISU, she was worked at the ISU Horticulture Center, an outdoor laboratory for students and a public garden space for the community.

Little Roots

In 2018, Brittnay collaborated with the ISU Horticulture Center to create the Little Roots gardening calendar for 4-H Cloverbuds (age 5-7). The calendar guides children in growing six different plants, seed through harvest. Weekly activities engage youth in observing the world around them, researching basic horticulture terms, and caring for their plants, plus activities exploring pollination & insects, weather, plant parts, and life cycles. Cloverbuds that participate in the program are able to showcase their vegetables and flowers at their county 4-H show and ISU Horticulture Center events.

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Committees

  • Illinois Master Gardener Advisory Council
  • Illinois Extension Human Resources Committee

School Garden Support

If your school is interested in starting a school garden, reviving a current one, or connecting the curriculum to the garden, contact Brittnay Haag.

Youth Programs & Workshops*

  • Summer Camps
  • Afterschool Garden Clubs
  • Activity stations at school or community events

* Topics include Butterflies, Flowers & Pollination, Seeds & Germination, Trees, Worms, Lady Bugs, Birds, Plant Parts & Needs, Plant Propagation, Garden Exploration & Scavenger Hunts, Garden Food Chain. Contact Brittnay to schedule a session or suggest additional horticulture topics.