Tractor Ag in a Bag

Tractors help farmers do lots of different kinds of work on the farm. Build your own tractor and learn about simple machines with these fun hands-on activities! Find videos & activity links here.

Each Ag in a Bag includes:

  • An Ag Mag
  • Handouts/worksheets
  • Supplies for 1-2 hands-on STEM activities
  • Links to videos & more!

Ag in a Bags are free to schools in McLean County, Illinois. To request the Pizza Ag in a Bag, please e-mail us.

Do You Want To Build A Tractor?

Tractors help farmers do lots of different kinds of work on the farm. Build your own tractor and learn about simple machines with these fun activities!

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Ag SCience Grant Winners

Nine local teachers added agriculture to their classrooms with the help of an Ag Science Grant from the McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation.

Check out the projects below!

Students learned about precision agriculture  and explored emerging technologies like automated tractors and robots. Grant funds were used to purchase a drone and robotics equipment. Students mapped out a field , designed a vehicle and program it to run the area of the field.

Students had the chance to learn about and assemble farm equipment with the help of high school ag students.

 

Biology students learn about they symbiotic relationship of fish and plants in an acquaponics system. Physical science students learned about the chemistry and measured pH levels.

Students had the chance to learn about and assemble farm equipment with the help of high school ag students.

 

Farm equipment and animals for students to learn about crops, livestock and dairy.

Students learned about farm equipment, gears and motors.

Students learned about how machinery is important to agriculture.

Document cameras allowed students to explore and compare monocot and dicot plants.

Family & Consumer Science students took a field trip to Kilgus Farmstead to see dairy from the cow to the cup. Read more about their trip here: Farm to Fridge: NCWHS Students Explore Dairy