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2019 Summer Ag academy: Teaching through agriculture 

Teachers enjoyed 4 days of active learning as we explored the connection between Chicago's urban agriculture industry and Central Illinois' rural farming entrepreneurs.  The content focused on agriculture's use of science, technology & engineering. 


Professional Development credits (CPDU or Grad credits were earned). 












2019 Video highlights:


2018 program wraps with 16 teachers

All enjoyed three days of intense learning visiting farmers and agri-business professionals who provided tours and discussions about the importance of ag. Day Four provided on-site lesson plans and collaboration. For future programs call or email Diane or Jill @ 708-354-3276,



2018 Video highlights: