The University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a free summer agriculture institute for area educators coming up on August 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension office. The goal of the institute is educate and empower local educators to be able to teach their students about the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives.
Cassie O’Connell and Amanda Cole both appeared as guests on the NewsTalk WTIM morning show. Cole says participating teachers will hear from speakers in agriculture and get to tour an agriculture facility.
Cole says this institute is a part of the Extension’s Ag Literacy program that goes into the classroom to teach students the importance of agriculture.
They ask that if you would like to participate, you call the Extension office at 287-7246 to pre-register.