Urban Ag Mag


Agriculture doesn’t just happen on farms and in fields. Agricultural activities happen in large urban cities too. This Ag Mag explores the many forms of agricultural production in urban areas. Students will read about rooftop gardens, food processing, farmers’ markets, landscaping, greenhouse production, and community gardens, just to name a few! With a growing population, urban agriculture plays a key role in keeping us all fed.


Help your students practice their informational reading skills! The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. These thematic readers contain ag facts, engaging images, activity ideas, and each topic spotlights related agricultural careers. Downloadable, interactive, whiteboard-ready versions of each Ag Mag can be found at: http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags.shtml