In Central Illinois, Agriculture Education can be just as important as math, science and history. This is because a large part of students find their careers in the agriculture industry, and they should be able to learn as much as they can while they're in school, especially in lower grade levels. Kathleen Agney, Coordinator of Agriculture Literacy said she focuses on making sure agriculture is taught in Shelby county grade schools, to keep this career field and the importance of it in the minds of our youth.
Agney said she visits each Shelby county elementary school once a month, and explained some of the things she's teaching the kids in the month of December. In particular, using fun ways to teach the students about different types of Christmas trees.
Agney appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.