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

Videos

Virtual Field Trip to Braeutigam Orchards

 

STEM ON THE FARM – Apply Today!

Explore real-world applications of science, technology, engineering & math on the farm at the 2019 STEM on the Farm Experiences!

Designed for teachers, community educators and STEM coordinators to discover how learning can intersect with agriculture. The program is FREE + up to $650 in travel expenses reimbursed. 

2019 STEM on the Farm Locations:

  • Kansas City, Kansas – May 1-3, 2019
  • Syracuse, New York – May 21-23, 2019

Applications Close: Feb. 1, 2019

Find details & application info here: ww.agfoundation.org/on-the-farm

New IL History Ag Mag

Check out the new Illinois History Ag Mag! 

Ag Mags are nonfiction reading resources full of factual information and activities in a colorful newspaper style. The new Illinois history edition takes a look at the ways agriculture weaves in to the history of the prairie state.

Order a FREE set for your classroom today! (30 copies per pack).

Resource Request
Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

Book of the Month: L is For Lincoln

Take a look at the notable people, places, businesses and inventions that have shaped Illinois’ history with L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet by Kathy jo Wargin

Recommended for Grades 2nd-5th. 

Plus we have lessons & activities to go with the book like the Illinois Farm Charm

Request a copy of the book and/or supplies to make the Illinois Farm Charm here:

Resource Request
Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

Farm Fresh Podcast: Why Two Crops?

Driving through rural areas of central Illinois, you may notice that two main crops dominate the landscape. Why do Midwestern farmers focus on growing corn and soybeans?

Explore the how these crops came to be such a big part of agriculture in the area with Don Meyer, Illinois State University lecturer in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday on WJBC radio at 12:45 p.m.

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