Adopt a Classroom

The Adopt A Classroom program “matches” Chicago classrooms with Farm Writers from across the state to educate those students and teachers about the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives. From fall to spring, the Farm Writer will interact with students through photos, letters, videos or even visits explaining their contribution to the food and fiber system in Illinois. They may also send samples of seeds, farm magazines, books, lessons or activities for the classroom. In return, students will correspond with the Farm Writer throughout the school year with questions and comments about agriculture or the Farm Writer’s farm.

How do I sign up?
To participate in the Adopt A Classroom Program or
for more information, call (309) 557-3334.


Due to the current unprecedented and uncertain times, the IAITC Adopt A Classroom Program is being suspended for the 2020-21 school year. Please check back in May 2021 for details regarding the 2021-22 Adopt A Classroom application period and application links.

Thank you,

The Illinois Ag in the Classroom Staff