Grounded In Agriculture

A campaign to Support Ag in the Classroom

Ag in the Classroom Director Sarah Kaper teaches a hands-on lesson to Mahomet-Seymour’s Middletown Prairie Elementary School students.

Imagine a world where every elementary school classroom in Champaign County comes alive with the vibrant spirit of agriculture. That’s our vision, and it’s not just a dream—with your help it can be our reality. Through our Ag in the Classroom program, the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation is not merely providing education; we are igniting a passion for food, agriculture, and natural resources.

Champaign County Ag in the Classroom is leading a new era of agricultural literacy. Every month, our dedicated educators reach out to 2,800+ students. For many of these young learners, these lessons are their first real connection to the world of agriculture. We are opening young minds to the wonders of agriculture and equipping them with knowledge that will empower them to be informed and responsible consumers. Our creative approach brings professional educators directly into classrooms, offering immersive hands-on lessons and captivating agricultural learning experiences—all free of charge.

We also understand that learning happens everywhere and in diverse ways. That’s why we’ve taken our lessons to the airwaves! Thanks to an ongoing partnership with WCIA 3 and Morning Show Meteorologist Jacob Dickey, agriculture is on your TV and in your homes. All ages can now tune in at 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM to witness the magic of agriculture in action!

We are honored to be your voice in classrooms, school assemblies, field trips, and on the airwaves. Many families today are generations removed from the farm, relying on varying sources for knowledge about how their food, fiber and fuels are produced. We recognize this disconnect and have made it our mission to provide accurate, modern insights into agriculture. Will you stand with us and help us sustain this critical mission on behalf of agriculture?

As we expand the reach of our educational mission, your financial support will ensure that the importance of food, agriculture, and natural resources remains at the forefront of our students’ and teachers’ minds throughout Champaign County. We firmly believe that every student should be grounded in agriculture!

Your financial gift fuels this vision and makes it a reality!

Learn More about Where We’ve Been and the Lessons

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Donate online or bring your donation to one of our two local gatherings:

  • Ag in the Classroom Breakfast – Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the CCFB
  • Flight Night for Agriculture – Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Riggs