Agriculture in the Classroom
Fourth Grade Study of the Mid-West Region: To augment the study of Illinois and the Mid-West Region of the U.S. We have invited presenters from the Cook County Farm Bureau to visit each fourth grade classroom. Our students are informed of the variety of everyday products that come from our farm fields. Corn and soybeans have many uses that aren’t part of our meal plan. The presenters teach our students to recognize that agriculture provides our most basic necessities: food, fiber, energy and shelter. They lead the class in a discussion about Illinois agriculture highlighting the careers involved in the production, processing, manufacturing and distribution of products.