DuPage County Farm Bureau

Institute Day

Agriculture Everywhere!

Countywide Institute Day – February 28th, 2020

Agriculture Everywhere was held on Countywide Institute Day, February 28th from 7:30am-1:00pm. Held at College of DuPage, the workshop focused on how agriculture touches every part of our lives and how teachers can tie agriculture concepts into their curriculum. 29 teachers earned credit for attending. Speakers included Luke Allen from FCAE, Haley Siergiej from Nutrients for Life, Kenna Anderson and Kristina Baumbach from the Ag in the Classroom team. The teachers all received a tour of COD’s horticulture facility by Brian Clement. Participants learned about the uses of corn in our society dissected a corn kernel, germinated corn, learned about biodegradable products made from agriculture commodities, learned how to teach about fertilizers, and learned about agriculture careers in a fun lock-box activity, in addition to age-appropriate break-outs centered around agriculture by-products and food science. Activities were hands-on and kept teachers engaged, and they are bound to keep their students engaged, too!