Does the student in your household learn about Ag in the Classroom?
“It’s a national program funded by the USDA,” says state coordinator Kevin Daugherty of the Illinois Farm Bureau. “Unfortunately, from the USDA, our budget at the national level is about $400,000. In Illinois, we spend over $2 million at the county and state level helping provide information to teachers and students about what accurate agriculture really is.”
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Daugherty says teachers can integrate his materials into science, math, social studies, and language classes. He also has found that home-schoolers use the materials in the off-season; for example, when it’s time to grow pumpkins in the spring.