“Ag in a Day” Teacher Workshops Scheduled

Join area County Farm Bureaus at the “Ag in a Day” teacher workshops for hands-on activities, farm tours, and free resources for your classroom. The workshops will be held on June 12th and 13th. The workshops are $10/teacher to attend and will include lunch and refreshments both days.

The “Ag in a Day” workshops are open to all teachers and educators.  Teachers will have the choice to attend workshops at two different locations:

June 12: Black Hawk College East Campus, Veterinary Sciences Center (Rooms 105 & 106), 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434. Tours will take place in Galva and surrounding area.

June 13: Modern Woodmen Park (Business Center Powered by Bradfields), 209 S. Gaines St, Davenport, IA 52802. Tours will take place in Davenport and surrounding area.  

Teachers are invited to attend both days, or whichever date and location is most convenient.  Educators will receive free teaching materials, participate in hands-on activities, view Ag in the Classroom educational kits, and take field trips to areas of interest in order to learn more about agriculture. Cost is $10/teacher to attend and there will be ample opportunities for teachers to win prizes and resources for their classrooms.  

At the Galva workshop, teachers will learn about resources available from Illinois Ag in the Classroom, learn about Black Hawk College’s Vet Tech program, visit a farm utilizing cover crops and various other conservation practices, learn about native bees and visit their habitat, and visit a wind farm.

In Davenport, teachers will tour Modern Woodmen Park and learn from their Chef and Groundskeeper, learn about Illinois Farm Bureau’s Monarch Butterfly project, receive information and free resources from Midwest Dairy Association, learn about resources and activities available at ATEEC Lab, and will visit Nahant Marsh.

The workshops are designed for Preschool - High School educators who wish to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture – the world’s food and fiber system. The workshops will focus on how to integrate available resources and hands-on activities about agriculture into an existing classroom curriculum.

The deadline to register is May 31, 2018. You may register by contacting the Knox County Farm Bureau. A registration form is available online at www.knoxcfb.org. You can also register by calling (309) 342-2036 or e-mailing knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org, but hurry because space is limited.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Mercer County Farm Bureau office at (309) 582-5116. The workshops are sponsored by the Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Stark, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus.