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!


Our 2022 Impact:

With 2 part-time Ag in the Classroom Coordinators, our program impacted more students and teachers than ever in Kindergarten-5th grade classes.

  • The annual 4th Grade Ag Day for Kids was held in the Spring where we hosted 440 students at the Knox County Fairgrounds.
  • A record number of classrooms raised chicks, over 40 classes!
  • 767 programs were presented and impacted 13,884 students and 838 teachers!


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

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

Ag Literacy Coordinator (K-2nd)

Roxanne Green

Ag Literacy Coordinator (3rd-5th)

Merris Hennenfent

Adopted Classroom Partners:

ROWVA FFA President Emily West and ROWVA FFA Chapter Ag Ambassador Ava Johnson were tasked with creating an introductory video of their farm lives and agriculture in Knox County. This first video is of harvest 2023 and was shared with the 4th grade class at our Adopted Classroom St. Symphorosa in Chicago.


Virtual 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