Nationally-ranked IL museum celebrates food and farming

Nationally-ranked IL museum celebrates food and farming

ILLINOIS (RFD) — More than a thousand kids and their parents connected with farmers this past Saturday at a northern Illinois museum USA Today calls one of the best family museums in the country. The Discovery Center Museum in Rockford partnered with its local Farm Bureau to hold an “Ag All Around Us” special one-day exhibit.

Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau manager Ann Marie Cain describes what the children got to see and do;

Diane Cleland, who farms and also serves as her county Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy Coordinator, says a lot of benefits result from such events;

National Agriculture Week takes place this week with Agriculture Day celebrations happening on the first day of spring, March 20th.