​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
  Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

New Ag Lit Coordinator Starts with Vermilion County Farm Bureau

Vermilion County

Farm Bureau is

pleased to announce

that Thea Gernand

has started as Ag

Literacy Coordinator

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.

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.



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