Ethanol: From Field to Fuel

Did you know there’s corn in your car’s gas tank? Almost all of the gasoline sold in the U.S. contains ethanol – a biofuel made most often from corn. Check out these learning activities to learn more about ethanol!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and ethanol activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

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Ethanol Videos

Plenty of Pumpkins

Find a plenty of resources and hands-on activities for learning all about pumpkins! McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and pumpkin activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Pumpkin Recipes to Try

Virtual Field Trip to Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm

Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm from Illinois Agricultural Assoc. on Vimeo.

Click here for the Q & A

More Pumpkin Videos

All About Apples

Find a bushel full of resources and hands-on activities for learning all about apples! McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and apple activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Apple Recipes to Try

Virtual Field Trip to Braeutigam Orchards

Braeutigam Orchards from Illinois Agricultural Assoc. on Vimeo.

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More Apple Videos:

Show Us Your Sprouts Contest

Submit a photo of the seeds you sprouted for a chance to win a prize!

Free vegetable/flower seeds were included in the Grab & Go Bags at the Taste of McLean County Fair Food Fest event Aug. 5-9, 2020.

Show Us Your Sprouts Contest Rules:

  • Show us your sprouts contest is for youth ages 12 & younger
  • To enter, please submit a photo of your seeds growing – can be in a pot/container or in the ground
  • Prizes will be drawn randomly
  • Prize packs include a book, coupons/gift certicificates & more!
  • Your child does not need to be in the photo

Entry deadline: Aug. 31, 2020

Click here to submit your photo.

2020 Ag is Essential Coloring Contest

Youth ages 12 & younger can enter for the chance to win prizes in our Ag is Essential Coloring Contest! Submit a photo of your coloring page for a chance to win fun prizes!

Coloring pages can be picked up from the Grab & Go Table at the Taste of McLean County Fair Food Fest Aug. 5 – 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the McLean County Fairgrounds.

Coloring Contest Rules:

  • Coloring contest is for youth ages 12 & younger
  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each age category
  • Your child does not need to be in the photo
  • Use any method of coloring you like: crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc
  • Prize packs include a book, coupons/gift certicificates & more!

Entry deadline: Aug. 31, 2020

Click here to enter

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