National Ag Day

Do you know where your food comes from? Most of it starts on an American farm! The U.S. is the world’s top food exporter.

National Ag Day is March 19, 2024

National Ag Day celebrates all things agriculture & the people who grow food, feed, fuel & fiber. Visit to learn more.

Reading Materials

Learning Ag-tivities:

Find more General Agriculture lessons here!

Chicks: Hatching Hands on Learning

Check out these egg-cellent learning activities all about poultry!

McLean County (IL) teachers can McLean County (IL) teachers can request ag mags and poultry activity kits for their classroom: Click here or find out how to participate in the Chick it Out program to hatch chicks in your classroom!

Illinois Eggs in the Classroom: Daily videos for 21-day incubation

Poultry Ag in a Bag

Reading Materials & Ag-tivities:

Animation of Chick Development

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Stanko Named National Excellence in Teacher About Ag Award Winner

McLean County teacher, Amanda Stanko, has earned accolades as a 2024 National Excellence in Teacher About Agriculture Award Winner.

Stanko teachers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington to more than 275 Kindergarten – 6th grade students.

She makes use of project-based lessons on a wide range of topics including plant lifecycles, soil, composting and more.

Her passion for teaching about agriculture has led her to enroll in a Master of Agricultural
Education program with the hope of establishing an FFA chapter at her school in the future.

Stanko will be recognized at the 2024 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was also honored as the Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in December 2023.

Video from IL ATIC Teacher of the Year Announcement

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