Wayne County Farm Bureau - Fairfield, IL
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Agriculture in the Classroom
The Wayne County Ag in the Classroom program has a focus on agricultural education for grades K-12, mainly focusing on students in 3rd-5th grades.
The goal of the Ag in the Classroom program is to teach children what agriculture is, where their food and fibers come from, and how it affects their lives everyday. We want kids to know that agriculture can be integrated with math, science, social studies, etc. If we can teach students and influence them at an early age, they will grow into adults who appreciate the importance of the agriculture industry in their community.
One of the top priorities of Wayne County Ag in the Classroom (AITC) is to provide a comprehensive program to every fourth grader in the county. Ideally, the program consists of a minimum of four different lessons from the AITC coordinator. The students learn about a different agricultural topic with each visit. During each lesson the children enjoy hands-on activities, science experiments, fun trivia, reading activities and more. They also receive an Ag Mag relating to the lesson. The majority of the funding for this program is through grants, donations, fundraisers, and matching funds from the Wayne County Farm Bureau.
Contact the Ag Literacy Coordinator, Brianne Foster, to schedule an AITC presentation in your classroom!
A listing of all the resources available at the Wayne County office.
Click on the link below to download our monthly teacher newsletter!
Illinois AITC Ag Mags
The Illinois AITC Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. They contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities, and agricultural careers. Ag Mags are available to Wayne County schools at no cost. Contact the Ag Literacy Coordinator to place your order.
SMART Board Lessons
Your kids will love our new interactive SMART Board Lessons.
Need a quick and easy classroom activity for your students? Check out these great "Make and Take" lessons!
These books are the "creme of the crop". They are a true representation of agriculture, farming, and food production. Many of these books are available for loan to your classroom. Contact the coordinator for details.
Need some extra money for a project in your classroom? The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program has grant money available for teachers. Teachers can apply for up to $250 for non-consumable materials for their classroom project. 2012-2013 grants are due on October 1, 2012.
Ag Literacy Coordinator
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Wayne County Ag in the Classroom
% Wayne County Farm Bureau
301 E Court St
PO Box 526
Fairfield, IL 62837