Ag Careers – Explore Fields of Opportunity

Agriculture has fields of opportunity with more than 300 career choices! Check out the career pathways, potential job profiles and more!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag careers materials and resources for their classroom: Click here

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Learning Ag-tivities

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Corn: Feed, Food, Fuel & More

Corn is McLean County & Illinois’ top crop – but where does it all go? Find out with these learning activities!

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

Online Reading Materials

Corn Ag-tivities

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

Corn Videos

2021 Ag Science Grants

From studying soil to exploring animals – the possibilities are almost endless!

Apply for an Ag Science Grant from McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation to add hands-on learning to your classroom. Pick one of the recommended kits (see examples below) or submit your own idea!

Need ideas? Check out the kit list or see last year’s winners here!

Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2021

Click here to apply.

Winter & Holiday Lessons

The weather outside may be frightful, but these ideas for your classroom are delightful!

McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and 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!

Virtual Field Trip to Helmig’s Tree Farm

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2020 Ag Science Grant Winners

Even in the midst of school shutdowns and remote or hybrid learning, seven local teachers used Ag Science Grants to fuel learning about food & farming! Check out our 2020 recipients below.

Desktop Greenhouse kits for students to learn about plant growth.

Supplies for pre-K students to learn about different types of flour & make play-doh.

Food Evolution DVD for students to learn about biotechnology.

Hydroponic gardening system for 3rd-5th grade students.

Books & hands-on learning kits for Kindergarten students to learn about farm animals.

Seeds & supplies for Culinary Arts classes to grow fruits, herbs & vegetables to be used in class.

Supplies for students to learn about seed germination & container gardens.

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