Tag: Ag in the Classroom

AITC Teacher Workshop

McLean County Ag in the Classroom is offering a Summer Workshop June 8-11 for pre-K-12 Teachers! 4 Days of field trips, tours & hands on lesson ideas Geared for pre-K to grade 12 educators Earn 30 PDCHs (professional development clock hours), plus 2 graduate level college credit hours available (optional/additional fee) Learn about FREE resources … Read More

MCFB Foundation Online Auction

Bring on your bids! Support local ag education efforts with our McLean County Farm Bureau online auction! Get pre-registered as a bidder at www.mcfb.org/auction The virtual auctions runs March 19 at 1 p.m. – March 26 at 1 p.m. Item pick-up & payment will be at the McLean County Farm Bureau office in Bloomington starting … Read More

Corn Heads to the Classroom

As area schools resume for the spring semester, McLean County Ag in the Classroom is donating 384 gallons of hand sanitizer made from corn for use by local students and staff. “Corn is the top crop grown in McLean County and we’re pleased to donate a useful product to our local schools made from central … Read More

McLean County Ag in the Classroom Steps Up

As local schools shifted to remote and online learning this spring, McLean County Ag in the Classroom has stepped up to supply local teachers with resources to keep students learning. From helping coordinate an online chicken egg hatching experience to supplying “Ag in a Bag” activity kits, McLean County’s Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Bridget … Read More

SUPER Trivia Night Raises Funds for Foundation

Eighteen teams battled for bragging rights and cash prizes in a friendly competition at McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Trivia Night Feb 29. The event raised more than $6,500 to support local agriculture education efforts. McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation supports Ag in the Classroom, local FFA chapter grants, Ag Leadership Scholarships, and the educational … Read More

Olson Honored at IAA Annual Meeting

John Olson earned statewide recognition for decades of volunteer work helping non-farmers learn about food and farming. Olson was named the 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year and recognized at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Dec. 7. In the 1980s, Olson and others hosted hundreds of local fourth graders for … Read More

Buckley Name IL Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Katie Buckley, secondary special education teacher and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Educator across the district at LeRoy CUSD #2, was named 2020 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year for her outstanding efforts in incorporating agriculture into her classroom. Agriculture themed lessons generate opportunities for problem solving and project-based learning in Buckley’s … Read More