2018’s Ag Expo was held on January 31st and February 1st. 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, 346 students attended the Expo.
Stations and experts included:
Bees – Marilyn De Vries – DuPage County Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom Educator
Dairy – Kenna Anderson – DuPage County Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom Educator
Grains – Bob Brackmann & Bill Pauling – DuPage County Farm Bureau, Board of Directors
Livestock – Matt Denhart & Staff – Kline Creek
Nutrition – Christine Birns & Patty Luster – University of Illinois Extension
Pizza – Suzy Anderson & Mary Biernacki – 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!