Farm Bureau is
pleased to announce
that Thea Gernand
has started as Ag
in Vermilion County.
She is a native of the
county, and went to
Illinois State. She and
her husband Luke live on their farm east of Potomac.
She's ready to hit the ground running this fall helping students in Vermilion County learn more about farming and where their food comes from.
Sue Heidle Named
AITC Teacher of the Year
Sue Heidle, Pre-K teacher at Danville Lutheran School in Danville, received the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award. Growing up on a farm in Michigan, she's aware of the importance that her students know about farming and where their food comes from. She's shown receiving her award from former Ag Literacy Coordinator Susie Willard (l) and then coordinator Kammie Richter (r).
Previous AITC Teachers of the Year
2017 - Michelle Lawhorn, Mark Denman Elem, Danville
2016 - Mandy Mourer, Northest Magnet Elem, Danville
2015 - Lisa Witsman, Judith Giacoma Elementary, Westville
2014 - Kathy Carmody, East Park Elementary, Danville
2013 - Lisa Unzicker, Northeast Magnet Elem, Danville
2012 - Diana Pratt, Danville Lutheran School, Danville
2011 - Carol Finley, Bismarck-Henning Elem, Bismarck
2010 - Kammie Richter, Oakwood Jr High, Oakwood
Ag in the Classroom is a one of the biggest programs conducted by
Vermilion County Farm Bureau.
Through Ag in the Classroom, teachers have access to free materials, lesson plans, classroom presentations and access to thematic learning kits.
New Ag Lit Coordinator Starts with Vermilion County Farm Bureau
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