Ag in the Classroom offering virtual library programs


OREGON — Agriculture in the Classroom is offering a virtual library program through local libraries and park districts.  
The program, Insect: Friend or Foe, will use Kate Messner’s “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” to look at insects. Participants will take part in hands on activities to discover the different mouth parts of insects. They will also make a craft showing the life cycle of an insect.
This program will be held virtually.  Libraries and park districts along with times are listed below. To participate, register with one of the organizations listed.  They will give you a link to join this live story hour. A week prior to the program stop by the library or park district you registered with to pick up an “ag bag.”  The “ag bag” will have the supplies to complete the activities and crafts.
Participating libraries and park districts are:
Byron Library: July 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Oregon Library: July 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District: July 13 at 1 p.m.
Polo Library: July 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Bertolet Memorial Library: July 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Questions may be directed to Melinda at [email protected] or 815-732-2191.  
Agriculture in the Classroom is a program to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society.  Students learn that thousands of farm products are in the world around them—on their plate, in the clothes they wear, in the medicine that makes them well, and in earth-friendly fuels and plastics.  
Ag in the Classroom is offered through the University of Illinois Extension-Ogle County in partnership with Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Soil & Water, and Carroll County Soil & Water.  For more information about the program, call the Ogle County Extension Office at (815) 732-2191.

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