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Community Service Opportunity

Food Check-Out Day School Donation Collection - Dimes for Dairy

Simply have your school collect dimes and the Cook County Farm Bureau, in conjunction with farmer-owned Prairie Farms Dairy will purchase dairy products for the Together We Cope Food Pantry.

January 27 - February 7, 2020

Free Teacher Workshop Opportunities

Earth Day Workshop March 11, 2020

Earn 2 free Professional Development Credit Hours
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Grant Information & Applications

Our 2019 grants are now closed. Check back in January 2020 to see new opportunities.

Summer Professional Development

Summer Academy

We are excited to announce two sessions of Summer Ag Academy 2020

Session 1 June 15 - 18

Session 2 July 7 - 10

Teacher Resources

Illinois Ag in the Classroom

Illinois Ag in the Classroom is a great resource year-round. It's filled with teacher resources and workshops, as well as other informative articles.

Ag Mags

4-Page Colorful Ag Magazines for Kids

The Illinois Farm Bureau® Ag Mags contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Contact Cook County Farm Bureau® to receive copies for your classroom.

Learning Kits

Free Classroom Kits

All kits are inclusive and designed to bring agriculture to life in your classroom with hands-on activities and exercises in math, science, social studies and language arts based on the CORE/Next Generation Science Standards.

Ag Days

Interactive Day for 3rd Graders

Registration is officially open! Spots are filling fast, don't delay in returning your RSVP!

Additional Links

Links to more information on a topic, or other places with a multitude of resources.

Adopt a Classroom

Teach your classroom where food and fiber come from!

If you are a Chicago area teacher, your students can correspond with an Illinois farmer through the Adopt a Classroom Program. From fall to spring your classroom will interact with your Farm Writer and gain valuable knowledge through the farmer's experience.

National Ag in the Classroom Matrix

Online Curriculum Map for K-12 Teachers

The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.

Journey 2050

Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.

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