Agriculture is a major industry in Illinois, and Ag in the Classroom is working to teach agriculture to students in the state on the importance of the Ag industry in our everyday lives. The Ag Literacy program is working in coordination with Ag in the Classroom to teach students who may not know how they interact with agriculture, the role it plays in society.
Kathleen Agney, Ag Literacy Coordinator for Shelby County, and better known as the Ag in the Classroom Teacher said although agriculture is big business in Shelby County, many students don’t know the reach it has, which is what the Ag Literacy program is looking to teach.
Agney travels to many different schools in the area teaching students about the ways agriculture impacts their lives that they may not know or even think of.
Agney appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show Live from our Downtown Shelbyville Studios.