Ag In The Classroom 

Meet Our Coordinator:



Brenda is the AITC Coordinator for Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation. She visits classrooms, helps with field trips, and plans fun activities throughout the year to help kids learn about agriculture! 

If you are a teacher or parent interested in learning more, please contact Brenda at or the Farm Bureau office at 684-3129.

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Summer Ag Institute

Have you ever heard adults talk about a field trip to a farm that they took when they were in grade school? Chances are pretty good that you have. Learning about farming as a child leaves a lasting impressing. It builds an understanding that adults take with them to the grocery store, fuel pump and even voters' booth. That's why Jackson County Farm Bureau is committed to the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program. IAITC helps students appreciate and recognize the many ways that farmers provide food, fuel, clothing, and shelter. This year's Summer Ag Institute in on July 6th and 7th. Be sure to contact our office or Brenda for more information about this event. Registration is due by June 10th. 

How It Works

Agriculture in the Classroom shows teachers how to use agriculture as a springboard to teach core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies at all grade levels. IAITC offers teachers lesson plans tied to learning standards, fact-based Ag Mags, teacher training, grants, and more. The program is funded by the generous donations made to the Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation.