All 3rd and 4th grade classes in DuPage County are welcome to attend the virtual 2021 Agriculture Expo. This year the event will be a weeklong self-directed study during the month of February. Teachers who register will receive a recorded Illinois agriculture lesson, five virtual field trip links, and a downloadable booklet for their students. Student can view a new field trip each day and use the corresponding booklet to review the information. To register your class, please fill out this Google Form by January 1st. For questions or more information, please contact Kristina at email@example.com.
2020 Ag Expo
2020’s Ag Expo was held on February 12th and 13th. Third and Fourth graders throughout the county were invited to attend this exciting experience. Held annually at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, the Expo teaches students about agriculture and how it pertains to a favorite treat – pizza! This year, 389 students attended the Expo.
Stations and experts included:
Bees – Joe Dittmann & Rita – Fox Valley Beekeepers
Dairy – Sarah Lenkaitis & Marilyn DeVries – Lenkaitis Holstiens & DuPage County Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom Educator
Grains – Bill Pauling & Tom Wiesbrock – DuPage County Farm Bureau, Board of Directors
Livestock – Lisa Carpenter & Staff – Kline Creek
Nutrition – Andrea Farrier & Amy Henschen – University of Illinois Extension
Pizza – Suzy Anderson & Denise Hall – DuPage County Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom Educators
Vegetables – Haley Siergiej – Nutrients for Life
Students learned where their favorite food really comes from, and even got the chance to see real livestock! The event concluded with students enjoying a piece of pizza!