Virtual Teacher Training: Livestock

Cows & pigs & poultry – oh my! Join Illinois Ag in the Classroom for two one hour virtual session focused on Livestock. Sessions are at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 29.

Those who attend the first session and fill out a reflection will be mailed a box of goodies for the “interactive” session on June 29. Limited to the first 50 who submit a reflection.

Register here.

Beef – Pasture to Plate

Where’s the beef? Learn about beef cattle from pasture to plate & all of the other products that come from cows.

Beef Ag in a Bag

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

Online Reading Materials


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

Virtual Field Trip

National Ag in the Classroom Virtual Summit

Check out the line-up of virtual workshops from National Ag in the Classroom June 24-25!

Each workshop will have a separate Zoom link & you will can register for just one workshop or all of them! (Note: times listed below are central time)

  • 8 a.m. Scrambled States of America (elementary)
  • 9:30 a.m. Cattle, Pigs, and Turkeys – Oh My! (all grades)
  • 11 a.m. Hands-On, Problem-Based Learning Where Students Explore and Create (all grades)
  • 12:30 p.m. Driving STEM – Super Soybean Car (all grades)
  • 2 p.m. Hydroponics in Classrooms: Inexpensive Projects and Curriculum for Indoor Gardening (elementary)
  • 3:30 p.m. Bringing the Farm to the Classroom through Virtual Farm Trips (all grades)

Click here for complete descriptions & presenter bios.

Register here

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:

Farm Fresh Podcast: Farm Hats


Farmers can literally and figuratively wear a lot of different hats in a day. About a year ago, the thought inspired Livingston County farmer, Kent Blunier, to create Facebook group called “Farm Hats.

The idea took root and quickly grew to include farmers from around the world who post “felfies” or farmer-selfies about their day to day activities and what ‘hat’ they might be wearing.

Get the story from the farmer who got the ball rolling in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast. Plus listen every Wednesday at 12:45 for the Farm to Table segment onWJBC Radio. Plus make sure you check out the Farm Hats group on Facebook!

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