educationThe Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau provides educational programs to our members and to the community. Our Women’s/Ag-in-the-Classroom Committee conducts many programs with school students as well as educational programs for women. Our Education Focus group provides marketing, health, safety, financial and other educational programs, information and activities to help our members enhance their farming operations as well as their everyday lives. Anna Damos, our Ag Education Coordinator is available to make classroom visits and presentations to individual classrooms in Henderson and Warren Counties.
AG IN THE CLASSROOM
3rd Grade Ag Day for KidsThird graders from Henderson and Warren Counties come to the 1st Methodist Church in Monmouth to learn about agriculture. They rotate through 8 different learning stations. This year they learned about beef and its by-products; poultry; pork and its by-products; dairy and its by-products; corn and its by-products; soybeans and its by-products; bees and conservation.
4th Grade Ag Education Day at the Prime Beef FestivalFourth graders from Henderson and Warren Counties come to the Prime Beef Festival to learn more about agriculture. They rotate through 8 different learning stations. This year they learned about care and showing of poultry; care and showing of swine; care and showing of cattle; soils and fertilizer; soybean plant and growth; corn plant and growth; farm machinery and agriculture facts.
Trees for Earth DayWe help the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District bag trees for 4th graders in Warren County. We wrap the roots in wet newspaper and then put if plastic bags to keep the roots moist until they are delivered to the schools. Instructions for planting the trees are given with each tree.
Farm Safety DayFifth graders from Henderson and Warren Counties come to the Henderson County fairgrounds to learn about safety. They rotate through several different learning stations. This year they learned about animal safety; fire safety; internet safety and cyber bullying; seatbelt; first aid; meth awareness; railroad safety; water safety and home alone. The entire group of kids experienced an electrical safety demonstration by Live Line Demo for the closing session.
FFA/4-H EventsWe work with the 4-H groups and the FFA groups in Henderson and Warren Counties to promote their organizations and their activities.
MEMBER/ADULT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau provides marketing, health, safety, financial and other educational programs, information, services and activities to our members in order to enhance their farming operation as well as their everyday lives.
- Marketing Seminars
- Health & Safety Programs
- Miscellaneous Informational Programs
ag education partnership
The Warren-Henderson Agricultural Education Partnership was formed to provide Agricultural Education programs to the teachers and students in Henderson and Warren Counties. The Partnership board consists of individuals representing organizations who want to teach children about the importance to agriculture. The Partnership employs an Ag Education Coordinator to go into the classroom present lessons and activities on agriculture. The partnership coordinates with the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Ag-in-the-Classroom Committee to assist in their efforts whenever possible. This program is funded strictly by grants and donations.
board of directors
Wendy Brokaw, Chair, Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District
Lisa Fulkerson, U of I Extension
Deb Moore, Warren County resident
Jodi Scott, Regional Superintendent, Office of Education
Shannon Pence, Henderson County Soil & Water Conservation District
Carol Ricketts, Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Manager
ag education coordinator
Anna Damos is employed as the Ag Education Coordinator for the Warren-Henderson Ag Education Partnership. Anna visits classrooms and gives presentations and conducts activities with the students to help them learn about the importance of agriculture. She works closely with the Illinois Ag in the Classroom program to provide teachers with quick and easy access to all of the materials the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom has available. Anna can help you with Ag Mags, classroom presentations and other resources available to her. She will also give presentations to organizations and civic groups who want to learn more about agriculture.
Anna Damos, Ag Education Coordinator
PO Box 227 | Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161 | Fax: 309-734-5532