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'Meat 101: The Meat of the Matter '

From ‘Farm To Table’ while incorporating the National Standards for Family and Consumer Science Education competencies as well as well as ELA, Social Studies, Math and Science. Explore beef, pork, chicken and mutton in new and unique way. In addition to regular lessons, we’ll also discuss true consumer choices with animal protein sources as well as marketing myths! A can’t miss session for grades 5-12 and consumers alike!

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Laura Vollmer
Email: lvollmer@ilfb.org
Speaker Order: 1
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Illinois
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Main Phone: 309-557-3334
Biosketch: Laura Vollmer serves as an Education Specialist for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. As an Education Specialist, Laura helps provide educational resources, training and support related to agriculture for classroom teachers throughout the state. Through this training and support, Ag in the Classroom strives to increase school children’s understanding of their food and fiber system. Laura has been with Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom since January 2012. Prior to her work with Illinois AITC, she taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and fourth Grade. Laura graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She and her husband, Dan, reside in Congerville, Illinois with their twin daughters, Addison and Natalie.
Organization/Affiliation: Illinois AITC
Kevin Daugherty
Email: kdaugherty@ilfb.org
Speaker Order: 2
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Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Illinois
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Main Phone: 3092617334
Biosketch: Kevin Daugherty is the Education Director for the Illinois AITC Program. He holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education from the University Illinois and a Master's in Higher Education from Eastern Illinois University. A former Junior High and High School History and English teacher, Daugherty worked for as a implementation and curriculum developer for a publishing company before joining the Illinois Farm Bureau AITC Program in 2000. He is the Illinois AITC Contact, and Post-Chairman of the National Conference Planning Committee. He hosted National Conferences in 2001 in Chicago, and 2008 in St. Louis. Daugherty is married, and has three children. He is active in his church, and serves as the President of the LeRoy CUSD #2 Board of Education in LeRoy, IL.
Organization/Affiliation: Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom