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Illinois History and Agriculture

In between Valentine's Day celebrations and longing for spring, we often dedicate time in February to learning about Illinois History and celebrating Illinois' important contributions to our country and its agriculture. In this month's blog, we will highlight some of our favorite Illinois lessons, from everyone's favorite 16th U.S. President to the history and scale of our booming agriculture industry.

iREAD 2024

Check out Illinois Ag in the Classroom's iREAD 2024 Summer Reading Companion, complete with ag-accurate book recommendations and accompanying IAITC lessons all aligned with iREAD's summer 2024 theme: Read, Renew, Repeat!


Have your students craft their own maga"zines" to learn more about a variety of agricultural topics!

Livestock Learning: Beef and Pork Resources for January

Livestock farmers are hard at work all year long - even in the cold winter months - raising animals that give us food and fiber products! This month we will celebrate these hardworking farmers by sharing some of our favorite beef and pork resources.

Agriculture in the Holidays

Tis the season to be thankful! Check out all of our lessons, videos, and other resources all related to the December holidays!

Elf on the Shelf with Illinois Ag in the Classroom

We are excited to introduce our brand-new Elf on the Shelf resource booklet! This booklet contains 20 agriculture-themed Elf on the Shelf ideas, complete with example photos, materials needed, setup information, book recommendations, ag facts to share, and activities to pair.