Michelle Lawhorn Named AITC Teacher of the Year












Michelle Lawhorn, 1st grade teacher at Mark Denman Elementary in Danville, received the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award. She takes her class of urban students to a farm every year so they can know about farming and where their food comes from. She's shown receiving her award from Ag Literacy Coordinator Susie Willard.



Previous AITC Teachers of the Year
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 the 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.



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

Meet Our Ag Literacy

Coordinator

Kammie Richter is the new
Ag Literacy Coordinator for
Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

 

Kammie Richter is a retired Oakwood Junior High School teacher. She was the 2001 Illinois Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. She has degrees in elementary education and elementary policy as well as a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois.


She and her husband Mark live on a sesquicentennial farm and are hosts to international students from the U of I.

If you have any questions, you can contact her via email at aitc.vcfb@comcast.net or call the Farm Bureau at 217-442-8713.

2018-19 School Year Presentations
Tops and Bottoms

Which foods grows above ground, and which are below ground

Pork

Learn when pigs came to America and how they are raised today

Beef Cattle, Grain Farming and the History of Barbed Wire

A S.T.E.A.M. activity will have students make their own fence

Plows and Horses
Learn the history of the plow and various soil types

Create Your Own Farm

Students will create their own farm layout