Ag in the Classroom

Ag in the Classroom Coordinator

Job Posting

 

The Piatt and DeWitt County Farm Bureaus are actively searching to fill its Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Coordinator position. This position is a 10-month contract up to 30 hours a week and does require some night and weekend hours.

Responsibilities:

-        Schedule and conduct education programs on agriculture literacy in the schools in Piatt & DeWitt Counties. This includes working with teachers and providing lesson plans, resources, and presentations to classrooms and teachers.

-        Develop rapport with teachers, staff, and superintendents through communication and visits. Develop a relationship with donors and volunteers.

-        Provide training opportunities for teachers and school faculty.

-        Increase the visibility of the Piatt/DeWitt County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program in the county and promote agriculture and the county Farm Bureau.

-        Organize and record meetings of the PCFB/DCFB Ag in the Classroom Coalition.

-        Regularly report on programs to the Farm Bureau Manager, Advisory Board, Illinois Farm Bureau home office, local newspapers, and social media.

-        Participate in district and state Ag Literacy Coordinator meetings.

-        Prepare and submit the annual Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom grant report and application, including a budget for ag literacy programming.  

-        Produce and execute the AITC Ag Expo, Coloring Contest, and other opportunities as directed by Manager.

-        Responsible for the maintenance and development of our resource library of books, kits, lessons, Ag Mags, and other miscellaneous resources.

-        Perform other duties as assigned by Manager.

Qualifications of this position includes:

-        Interest or knowledge of agriculture

-        Strong leadership and organizational skills

-        Excellent verbal and written skills

-        Strong public speaking abilities

-        Some post-secondary education preferred

-        Classroom experience preferred

Physical requirements include:

-        Driver’s License

-        Transportation and lifting of teaching materials

Qualified candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Baley Milton, bamilton@piattfs.com. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Inquiries about the position may be made to Baley Milton, Manager, Piatt County Farm Bureau at 217-762-2128 or bamilton@piattfs.com.

Do you see a future in the world of Agriculture? Would you like to become more involved with teaching and helping students learn about agriculture. Feel free to volunteer below.