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Multi-Disciplinary Agriculture Integrated Curriculum

Our learning kits are multidisciplinary, all inclusive, and designed to bring agriculture to life in your classroom. We provide lesson plans, along with supplementary supplies (if needed) on the following subject areas: Soil•Insects/Pollinators•
Illinois•Plants.

Grants

Grant Information & Applications

2021-2022 Teacher Grants Now Available

Teacher Workshops

We are proud to offer free workshops to Cook County teachers. Earn free PDCH. Materials and lessons provided, topics vary by season, always something new to look forward to!

Ag Mags & Ag Venture Worksheets

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. Keep scrolling to find the newly created Ag Ventures pages.

Additional Links

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

Summer Professional Development

Summer Academy

Our Summer Professional Development will be offered next in Summer of 2022.

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.

E-Learning

On-Line Lessons

National Ag in the Classroom offers amazing Google Doc lessons for you to copy and use absolutely FREE!

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.

Syrup-From Tree to Pancake

Have you ever wondered how pure maple syrup is made? Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation summer intern, Emily Lopata, can show you how!

Ag Days

Visit the Farm {2nd-4th Grade Learners}

Virtual Ag Day 2021 was a huge success!

Lunch and Learn

Zoom

Consumer Engagement and Ag in the Classroom Farm Tours

We Are Cooking Up Fun

April 27 - May 1

Cooking is fun, educational, and delicious! Join us this week as we use agriculture in the kitchen

Step Outside to Look and Learn

Opportunities to learn are everywhere! We look...
Join us as we learn about the things we see in our everyday lives.

Video Series

Short and Sweet Home Learning

Enjoy a visit to the farm without leaving your home. Join us as we explore dairy cows, ruminant animals, feed, chicks and more. Ideas to use for educators and "new parent teachers".

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 adjusts them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.

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.

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.

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