Tag: Ag in the Classroom

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