OREGON — We all eat but where exactly does the food come from? Youth throughout Ogle and Carroll counties discover the answer to that question through school, library and park district programs provided by Ag in the Classroom.
You can help spread the knowledge by assisting at the Ogle County Fair. There will be a food stand benefiting Agriculture in the Classroom.
Volunteers are needed to work in the food stand. Find a shift that works for you and sign up at https://go.illinois.edu/foodstand. You can also sign up or get any questions answered by contacting [email protected] or 815-732-2191.
Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old. Time slots for volunteers are July 28: 3-6 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; July 29: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; July 30: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; July 31: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. and Aug. 1: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.