Ag in the Classroom


What is Ag in the Classroom?

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide educational program. Its goal is to help students and teachers gain awareness of agriculture in their daily lives. By having agriculture educators come into classrooms, camps, afterschool programs, clubs and more, students learn about the agriculture industry and take part in hands-on activities that enrich the lesson.

Richland County Farm Bureau currently provides AITC visits to all 4th and 5th grade classrooms at Richland County Elementary School, St. Joseph School and East Orchard Academy approximately once a month during the school year.  We strive to help children make connections between items they use (such as pencils, t-shirts, and lunch) and activities they do in everyday life (like playing soccer and riding the bus) and agriculture by providing interesting and interactive learning opportunities.  We also provide resources and workshops to help educators incorporate agriculture into science, math, reading, writing and social studies.

For more information on our Ag in the Classroom Program, please contact Donna Zwilling AT (618) 393-4116.