LET'S GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO...
Dewitt and Piatt County's newly shared Ag in the Classroom Coordinator! We are so excited to welcome her onto our team and look forward to all the fabulous additions and lessons she will provide to our students in our community! We are so excited to watch our Ag in the Classroom program flourish into what we always hoped it would be!
Here is a word from Heather our NEW Ag in the Classroom Coordinator:
"My name is Heather Berbaum and I am so excited to be the new Ag in the Classroom coordinator! A little bit about myself: I grew up on a grain and hog farm in Livingston County and graduated from the Ag Business program at Parkland in 2008. After graduation I worked for several years in sweet corn research at IFSI. In the last few years I have been helping out on my husband's family farm and have been raising our own little farm kids. I live on a farm in rural Champaign with my husband, Jim, and our 3 children. I am looking forward to sharing my love of agriculture to the next generation!
Online Ag in the Classroom Resources
Agriculture impacts every facet of human life. We are here to provide agriculture education opportunities and resources to the teachers, parents, and the community.
Looking for ways to engage your class with agriculture? DeWitt County Farm Bureau is happy to help point you in the right direction. Keep in mind, many of these lessons can be used to teach science, literature, and even math!
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) and the state agriculture education system are offering online lessons and resources to help educators, parents, and students, especially while schools statewide are closed.
DeWitt County Ag in the Classroom Materials
Ag Mags available for FREE
Call or stop into our office!
Ride with a Soybean Farmer Video & Companion Discussion Guide
Get your feet wet with ag education using the following resources
Illinois Ag in the Classroom
Illinois Ag in the Classroom - Facebook (includes weekly Ag Trivia & Fun Facts!)
Illinois Farm Families
If you could use materials to supplement an ag lesson, or inspire one, please use the contact form below. If you are interested in Ag Mags, visit the Illinois Ag in the Classroom page to see which topics are available.