Virtual Teacher Training: Row Crops

Learn about our top crops in Illinois – row crops like corn & soybeans with two one hour virtual sessions. These FREE sessions are at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 13.

Those who attend the first session and fill out a reflection will be mailed a box of goodies for the “interactive” session on July 13. Limited to the first 50 who submit a reflection.

Register here.

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

Super Soybeans

From food to feed for animals, fuel and much more soybeans can be found all around you! Find out more about the super soybean and how it grows with these activities, videos & more!

Soybean Ag in a Bag

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

Reading Materials


Books to Read – set up a FREE account on to read these online books for FREE for 14 days!


Meet an Illinois Soybean Farmer

IAITC I Grow Soybeans from Illinois Agricultural Assoc. on Vimeo.

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.

Farm Fresh Answers Podcast
Farm Fresh Answers Podcast
Farm Fresh Podcast: Why Two Crops?


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