Ag in the Classroom

Earth Partners 1The Ag in the Classroom program provides agricultural education resources to students and teachers within Champaign County. Teachers can utilize these resources, lesson plan ideas and activities to supplement their current curriculum. These activities provide a fun and interactive way for students to learn about agriculture through math, science, social science and language arts, while satisfying Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) learning standards.

Ag in the Classroom offers Champaign County a diverse set of educational activities and materials through the support of Illinois Ag in the Classroom, Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District and other cooperating partners. Resources available to teachers includes a variety of AgMags, classroom activities and lesson plans all designed to educate about Illinois agriculture.

Earth Partners 2The Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation strongly believes in sharing valuable knowledge and educating students, teachers and concerned citizens of the importance of agriculture and the environment in their daily lives.

For Teachers

Classroom teachers, we have so much to offer!

Ag in the Classroom offers Champaign County a diverse set of complimentary activities, materials and programs for you, your students and your community to learn more about agriculture. Resources include a variety of Ag Mags, classroom activities and lesson plans all designed to bring math, science, social studies and language arts to life through agriculture. Let us help you incorporate agricultural education into you existing curriculum and expand your student knowledge for Illinois’ most valuable industry!

Materials and Resources

Ag in the Classroom is happy to provide Champaign County teachers with wide variety of materials and resources that provide education on many topics of agriculture and the environment.


Students in Champaign County classrooms learn how farming and food production connects to their own lives each school year during our programs. For more than 25 years, Ag in the Classroom has successfully education students and teachers, but our successes would be impossible without the dedication of our volunteers! We are always looking for additional volunteers that would be willing to share their time, passion and agricultural expertise with the Champaign County students in their community! Presenters might be active or retired farmers, agribusiness professionals, retired educators or college student willing to help on an as needed or volunteer basis.

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If you’re interested in volunteering, please call the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation at 217-352-5235.