Ag In The Classroom

Vermilion County: Summer 2020 Edition

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Free Teacher Training

Illinois Ag in the Classroom is providing some great summer "virtual" field trips and training in June and July . One hour on Tuesdays each week will be training sessions with ideas for your classroom next year. One hour on Thursdays each week will take you all over the state for virtual field trips. It's all free. To register, click the link below to sign up.
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Available Teacher Grants

White-Reinhardt Resource Grant

Eligibility: All educators may apply.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications are due June 30, 2020.

Purpose: To provide funds for educators to purchase ag literacy resources from the Ag Foundation store.

The purpose of these grants is to provide funds to educators to enable them to purchase accurate agricultural literacy materials from the AFBFA store for use in their classrooms. By providing this grant, AFBFA hopes to help students gain access to more accurate information about agriculture.

"MORE" for Agriculture Grant Application Available For 7th-12th Grade Teachers

Compeer Financial, working with Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom programs, is offering a classroom set of The Hungry Planet books by Peter Menzel to 50 classrooms in each participating state. Companion education lessons and resources will accompany the books.

Applications due June 10th

Upcoming CHS Foundation Classroom Grant

CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few. The CHS Classroom Grant application becomes available on this page in mid-July and the deadline for applications is Sept. 15. Teachers have until June 30 the following year to complete the project and submit a final report. Only state-certified classroom teachers employed by a school district or private school teachers are eligible to apply. To learn more about previously funded projects read CHS Foundation Classroom Grants Press Release.

Teacher Book Club

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Illinois Reads 2020 Book Selections

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Agriculture Everyday

Illinois Ag in the Classroom will be providing a daily update with a video, lessons and activities showcasing an agriculture topics.

Visit the Beyond the Barn Door blog or follow Illinois Ag in the Classroom’s Facebook page for updates.

"Right This Very Minute"

Watch an ever-expanding series of videos featuring other Illinois farmers sharing with us what they are doing "right this very minute" on their farms. Videos are posted daily on IL Ag in the Classroom Facebook page. See the "Right This Very Minute" video below.
#RightThisVeryMinute-Sophia Horton

Grow With Us

Illinois Ag in the Classroom is posting daily videos of "Grow With Us". These fun and informational videos explain gardening and life on the farm. Check out more videos at
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