White County
Agriculture in the Classroom

The White 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.
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White County AITC Resource Guide
A listing of all the resources available at the White County office.

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 White County schools at no cost.  Contact the Ag Literacy Coordinator to place your order.

* Interactive Ag Mags     Note:  Some Ag Mags may be out of stock.

SMART Board Lessons
Your kids will love our new interactive SMART Board Lessons!

Classroom Activities
Need a quick and easy classroom activity for your students?  Check out these great "Make and Take" lessons!

The Top 15 Ag Books for Children
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.

Teacher Grants
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. Grants are due on October 1 of each year.
White County Ag in the Classroom
% White County Farm Bureau
304 E Robinson St.
PO Box 367
Carmi, IL 62821
618-382-8512 phone
618-384-2535 fax
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Ag in the Classroom
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