Register your class to attend the 2018 Ag Expo! This FREE field trip is held annually at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Rotating through stations, the Ag Expo teaches students and teachers about agriculture in their everyday lives, even though they live in the suburbs. The morning concludes with a slice of pizza for everyone. Be sure to register early – we have event maximums!
2017’s Ag Expo was held on February 1st and 2nd. 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! 585 students attended the 2017 Agricultural Education Expo.
Stations and experts included:
Bees – John Hansen – The Hive, Chicago’s Beekeeping Store
Dairy – Sarah Lenkaitis – Lenkaitis Dairy, St. Charles
Grains – Bob Brackmann & Bill Pauling – DuPage County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
Livestock – Matt Denhart & Staff – Kline Creek
Nutrition – Christine Birns, Patty Luster & Janeen and Nicole Feldman – University of Illinois Extension
Pizza Trivia – Suzy Anderson & Mary Biernacki – 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.