“Ag in a Day” Teacher Workshops Scheduled

Join area educators and the Henry County Farm Bureau at the “Ag in a Day 2017: Food for Thought” teacher workshops for hands-on activities, farm tours, and free resources for your classroom. The workshops will be held on June 13th and 14th. The workshops are only $10 per day to attend and include lunch and refreshments both days.

The “Ag in a Day” workshops are open to all teachers and educators.  The days will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Teachers will have the choice to attend workshops at two different locations:

June 13: The day will begin at the Knox County Farm Bureau located 180 S. Soangetaha Rd. in Galesburg with hands-on workshops. Tours will include En Season Café, Thrushwood Farms, Pilot Knob Comforts popcorn farm in Oneida, and Triple E Farms pork production in Altona.
June 14: The day will begin at Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus located at 3300 River Drive in Moline. Tours will include Quad City Botanical Center Chocolate Tour and the Advanced Environment and Energy Center (ATEEC) Interactive Learning Lab in Davenport along with hands on workshops and great presenters.

Teachers are invited to attend either course, or whatever date and location is most convenient.  Educators will receive free teaching materials, participate in hands-on activities, view Ag in the Classroom educational kits, and take field trips to areas of interest in order to learn more about agriculture. It only costs $10/day to attend and there will be ample opportunities for teachers to win prizes and resources for their classrooms.  

The workshops are designed for Preschool - High School educators who wish to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture – the world’s food and fiber system. The workshops will focus on how to integrate available resources and hands-on activities about agriculture into an existing classroom curriculum.

The deadline to register is May 19, 2017. You may register by contacting the Knox County Farm Bureau. A registration form is available online at http://aginaday.weebly.com/. You can also register by calling 309-342-2036 or e-mailing knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org, but hurry because space is limited.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309-342-2036. The workshops are sponsored by the Henry, Knox, Mercer, Stark, and Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureaus.

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