DuPage County Farm Bureau

Institute Day


2024 Institute Day: Agriculture in YOUR Classroom

On March 1st, 2024 DuPage County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom hosted a Teacher Institute Day workshop for DuPage County K-12 teachers. The workshop was held at College of DuPage from 7:30am-1pm and attendees received 5 professional development hours from the DuPage ROE. This years speakers were from Ag in the Classroom, Chicagoland Food Science Foundation, U of I Extension, and College of DuPage. At the workshop teachers learned about fun ways to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum and participated in hands on STEM activities. Topics included food science, soil health, conservation, vermiculture, and hydroponics. Speakers showed creative ways to add agriculture concepts into current classroom curriculum. Twenty-five teachers attended the workshop.