Dennis Anthony, Winnebago Co. SWCD
Nicole Cabe, Lockwood Park
Ashleigh Fisher, Belvidere High School- Agriculture
Jessica Hayes, Alignment Rockford
Jaime Horstmeier, Durand Elementary
Dan Kane, Boone County Conservation Dist.
Scott Lee, Rosen's Inc.
Beth Limones, Seth Whitman Elementary
Bethany Meade, CEANCI
Jessica Williams, Discovery Center Museum
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New! Virtual School Field trips Available at no charge!
AITC visited farms in northern Illinois and Wisconsin this summer so our students could “see” the farms firsthand. Programs will be approximately 20-25 minutes in length and offered via Google Meet or Zoom. If you are unable to join a session, the videos are available on our WBFB AITC YouTube channel.
We will be sending out monthly Jot Forms to sign up for programs. To be added to the email list, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or questions regarding the program, contact Diane Cleland at 815-962-0653 or email email@example.com.
Information about first semester programs will be released later this summer. As with everything this year, our programs will be subject to change! Book early so you don't miss out....programs fill up quickly!
Agricultural kits are available to check out!
Listed below is a complete list of kits the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program has to offer to you! Kits have lots of variety, and can be used in classrooms from PreK all the way through 8th grade. These kits can be checked out by contacting the office at (815) 962-0653 or emailing our Ag Literacy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AITC has a large library of agriculture based books appropriate for both the elementary and middle school levels. Click the link below for a listing of the books available. These are loaned out to teachers per your request. Just contact our office to reserve yours today!
AITC LIBRARY- Books available on loan
The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. They contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Ag Mags come in classroom packs of 30 and are free to all Illinois teachers. Contact your County Ag Literacy Coordinator or County Farm Bureau office to order yours today!
If you would like to help support Winnebago-Boone Agriculture in the classroom, please send donations to:
Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Agriculture in the Classroom
1925 S Meridian Road
Rockford IL 61102
Ag Literacy Coordinator
Doni Nelson (right)
and Katie Rudy (left)
Our "Newest" Ag Educators: Holly Wakeley and Christy Youtzy
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