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CCFB News» March 2023

Presentations Now Available

03/09/2023 @ 1:45 pm


Teachers of fourth through eighth grade students can bring soil science and agriculture into their classroom with AITC’s newest specialty program, “What’s the Dirt on Illinois’ Soil?” During the free, in-person presentation, students will learn about the soils of Illinois and how nutrient-rich soil makes our state an agricultural powerhouse. Topics covered in the presentation include: earthworms, Illinois’ minerals and resources under our feet, ice ages creating Illinois’ flat prairies, the Dust Bowl, how plants require nutrients found in soil, how to prevent soil erosion, how to conserve soil, and more.


Program lasts approximately 60 minutes.


For more information about the presentation, visit To request a soil presentation for your classroom, fill out the request form online at


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