Summer AITC Workshop

Join us May 30 – June 2 for for days of field trips, hands-on activities & FREE STEM resources for your classroom at our 2023 Summer Ag in the Classroom Workshop!

Cost is $50/teacher & includes snacks, some lunches & 30 PDCHs.

2 Graduate Credit hours available through University of St. Francis (optional/additional $200 fee)

Course #REAL 694 Agriscience Educator Institute

Registration deadline May 15, 2023

Click here to register


Learn more about strawberries these ag-tivities!

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

Reading Materials:


Books to Read –  Contact us to check out books from our McLean AITC library!


2023 Ag Science Grants

From studying soil to exploring animals – the possibilities are almost endless!

Apply for an Ag Science Grant from McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation to add hands-on learning to your classroom. Pick one of the recommended book bundles or kits (see examples below) or submit your own idea!

Need ideas? Check out the kit list!

Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2023.

Apply Now.

Winter & Holiday Lessons

The weather outside may be frightful, but these ideas for your classroom are delightful!

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

Online Reading Materials


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

Virtual Field Trip to Helmig’s Tree Farm

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USDA Future Scientists Program

Free after-school program at the Normal Theater featuring Dr. Craig Wilson, the Director of the USDA Future Scientists Program. This interactive presentation about the exciting world of science and agriculture is sure to inspire students to want to learn more about how science and agriculture intersect in amazing ways every day.

The presentation is free to attend, but reservations are required.

Register here

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