Dennis Anthony, Winnebago Co. SWCD

Nicole Cabe, Lockwood Park

Erikka Coletta, Maple School, Loves Park, IL

Jessica Hayes, Rockford Public Schools

Patti Lawrence, Harlem CTE Coordinator

Scott Lee, Rosen's Inc.

Beth Limones, Seth Whitman Elementary

Bethany Meade, CEANCI

Chloe Morelock, Belvidere High School

William Rose, East High School

Corinne Sosso, Keep N IL Beautiful

Lydia Wilson, Discovery Center Museum

Agricultural kits are available to check out!
mAGic kits are designed for students in 5th-8th grade and include lesson plans on a variety of agricultural topics.  These kits can be checked out by contacting the office at (815) 962-0653 or emailing our Ag Literacy Coordinator at

mAGic Kit Descriptions 2024.docx

AITC Library

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 listing for website 2024.pdf


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!

Electronic and Interactive Ag Mags

Our Ag Literacy Team:

L to R: Angi Litow, Sarah Fitzgerald, Gwen Babler, Holly Wiltfang,

and Diane Cleland

Ag in the Classroom offers 30 to 45-minute agricultural lessons that align with student learning standards. Programs are offered for PK-5th grade and available for Middle School upon request. If you are interested in booking a program, please send a request to to be added to our email list. Reservations are made via Jot Form. For more information or questions regarding the program, contact Diane Cleland at 815-962-0653 or email

Fall Semester 2024 programs- Coming Soon!

​Check out our Farm Visit Videos on YouTube. They are family and kid friendly visits to local farms in Winnebago and Boone Counties. Share them with your students to learn more about local farms in our area.

This program is supported by generous donations Given to the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation!

To Donate:

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


Give a gift to support Ag In The Classroom NOW!

Ag Literacy Advisory Council

Ag Literacy Coordinator

Diane Cleland

Ag Educators

Gwen Babler

Sarah Fitzgerald

Angi Litow

Ag Lit & Consumer Engagement


Holly Wiltfang

Ag Literacy Staff