Agriculture in the Classroom

The Henry County Agricultural Literacy Coalition was established in 2001 as a partnership between the Henry County Farm Bureau Foundation, University of Illinois Extension, commodity groups, and local businesses.  The Agriculture in the Classroom program educates youth about all farm commodities and conservation, thus providing a well-rounded view of agriculture.

From conducting activities, presenting programs, and distributing materials to students and teachers, the Henry County Agricultural Literacy Coalition strives to education our future consumers about agriculture.  We believe that it is importance to educate our area youth about the food and fiber industry that is so prominent in the Geneseo area and all Henry County communities.

Paula Janson serves as the Ag Literacy Coordinator for the program.  In her role as Coordinator, Paula develops and conducts in-school and group educational programs, reaching students and teachers throughout the county.  The primary grades focused through the program are elementary students. 

This past school year we have reached over 17,000 students throughout all of Henry County with the message of agriculture. 

Illinois Farm Bureau Ag-in-the-classroom Website


For more information contact:

Paula Janson

Henry County Agricultural Literacy Coordinator

Phone:  (309) 937-2411


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