Illinois – Farming in the Prairie State

Agriculture is an integral part of Illinois’ past, present & future!

Illinois Ag in a Bag

McLean County (IL) teachers can request FREE ag mags and activity kits for their classroom: Click here

Online Reading Materials

Illinois Ag-tivities

Books to Read – set up a FREE account on www.openlibrary.org to read these online books for FREE!

Illinois Ag Videos

IDNR Biodiversity Field Trip Grant

Check out this opportunity to explore the great outdoors with a Biodiversity Field Trip Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

A few options in our area include:

Click here for more ideas, lesson plans & application details.

New IL History Ag Mag

Check out the new Illinois History Ag Mag! 

Ag Mags are nonfiction reading resources full of factual information and activities in a colorful newspaper style. The new Illinois history edition takes a look at the ways agriculture weaves in to the history of the prairie state.

Order a FREE set for your classroom today! (30 copies per pack).

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Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

Book of the Month: L is For Lincoln

Take a look at the notable people, places, businesses and inventions that have shaped Illinois’ history with L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet by Kathy jo Wargin

Recommended for Grades 2nd-5th. 

Plus we have lessons & activities to go with the book like the Illinois Farm Charm

Request a copy of the book and/or supplies to make the Illinois Farm Charm here:

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Apples, Pumpkins, Pollinators, Soil, Genetics, STEM, etc

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