Ag In The Classroom

Planting the seed of agricultural education through fun, hands-on, subject-based lessons.  

Thank you to all of the teachers and administrators that invited us into their schools and classrooms to talk about the importance of agriculture, and to all of our supporters for making the program possible!


Now Hiring!

The Knox County Farm Bureau is actively searching to fill its Agricultural Education Coordinator position. 

The Agricultural Education Coordinator will be responsible for providing and creating science-based curriculum material, presentations, monthly classroom lessons, and training opportunities to audiences Third grade through Fifth grade throughout Knox County. The coordinator will be responsible for agricultural, environmental, natural resource programs and other curriculum. The full position description is available on our website.

Qualifications of this position include strong leadership and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong public speaking abilities.  Physical requirements include the ability to drive to and from classrooms, coordinate lessons, and some light lifting of materials.  A Bachelor of Science degree in teaching and/or agriculture is preferred.  Classroom management experience is preferred but not required. A job description can be found HERE.

Qualified candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Hailey Weyhrich, by 4:30 pm on January 28, 2022. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview by Hailey Weyhrich.

Inquiries about the position may be made to Hailey Weyhrich, Manager, Knox County Farm Bureau at (309) 342-2036 or


Our 2017/2018 Impact:

  • Presented 1,229 different programs
  • Contacted 1,756 teachers and educators
  • Reached 27,644 students; many multiple times
  • Adopted a classroom in Chicago and visited biannually
  • Connected with 30,105 individuals at community events

If you are a teacher looking for resources to incorporate into your classroom, please click here!

To complete the AITC evaluation, please click here!

For more information about the Knox County Ag in the Classroom program, contact our coordinators:


Ag Literacy Coordinator (K-5th)

Roxanne Green


Virutal Ag in the Classroom:

If you are having trouble viewing the videos below, they are available on our YouTube page at

Farmer in the Field: Sunflowers

Farmer in the Field: Farm Equipment

Farmer in the Field: Pumpkins

Farmer in the Field: Soils

Farmer in the Field: Honey Making

Farmer in the Field: Evergreen Trees

Farmer in the Field: Reindeer