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Frozen meals are Ag in the Classroom fundraiser

This group picture shows students who made bread in  Ms. Giedd's second grade class at Forreston Grade School as part of the Ag in the Classroom project. Photo supplied
This group picture shows students who made bread in Ms. Giedd's second grade class at Forreston Grade School as part of the Ag in the Classroom project. Photo supplied

Ogle County residents searching for a way to make dinner preparation simple and help a local organization teach kids about agriculture don’t have to look any further than the Ag in the Classroom fundraiser.

Ten delicious meals have been prepared and frozen for convenience. Each meal serves three to five people. The meals are: Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Pork Chops with dressing, Beef Taco Bake, Baked Mostaccioli, Cheesy Ham & Potato Casserole, Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowl, Creamy Crack Chicken, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Honey Garlic Chicken, and Breakfast Burritos.

The cost for the 10 meals is $160 (as low as $3.20 per person per serving). Proceeds will benefit the Ogle-Carroll Ag in the Classroom Program.

Orders are due by Monday, March Meals can be picked up on March 18.

To register, please mail your name, phone number, number of meal sets (they come in a set of 10 meals), and payment total.

Checks should be made out to Ogle-Carroll Ag Partnership (OCAP), 811 S Clay Street, Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053. Payments can also be sent to U of I Extension, 421 W. Pines Rd, Oregon, Illinois 61061.

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide educational program with lessons offered to kindergarten through eighth grade.

Its goal is to help students, teachers, and the general public gain greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society.

Ag in the Classroom is offered through the University of Illinois Extension Ogle County in partnership with Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Soil & Water, and Carroll County Soil & Water.