What’s New in DeKalb County Ag Literacy

1st-4th grade Ag in the Classroom sign-up begins 

We’re now taking requests for Ag in the Classroom (AITC) presentations! Each year, we offer presentations to 1st through 4th grade classrooms in schools across the county. The presentations will help children understand the role of farming and agriculture in our everyday lives. Learn more.

To request a presentation, submit the Google form found here: http://bit.ly/2jaiUry. You will receive an automatic e-mail confirming your request details.

AITC lesson themes are as follows:

  • 1st grade – More than a Seed
  • 2nd grade – From Cow to Ice Cream
  • 3rd grade – It’s an Earful
  • 4th grade – Mapping Illinois Agriculture

New Ag Literacy site in the works! 

We can’t wait for the launch of GrowYoungMinds.org! Our new site will include…

  • A calendar of upcoming ag literacy events and deadlines.
  • An easily-searchable “Classroom Tools” section featuring photos and descriptions of the kits and other resources you can check out from our resource library. PLUS, a streamlined way to request those resources!
  • A gallery of engaging, accurate online videos you can use in the classroom. 
  • Fact sheets, articles, and links on important food and environment topics.
  • More. Much more.


The new Ag Literacy site will feature photos and contents lists for all of our resource kits!