Agriculture-in-the-Classroom is a fundamental part of Farm Bureau's education efforts to share the story of agriculture's important role in our daily lives. Thousands of teachers, students and parents are affected each year by the outreach of this program. In Stephenson County, this effort is coordinated through the Conservation and Agricultural Partners (CAP) Foundation, a coalition of local organizations committed to fulfilling this goal. Stephenson County Farm Bureau is one of the primary partners in this coalition, and the CAP office is located in the Farm Bureau building. Peggy Trone is the Education Coordinator for the CAP Foundation and can be reached at (815) 235-2165 or [email protected].
Other key partners and contributors in the CAP Foundation are the Pearl City Boulevard Bash, Stephenson County Soil & Water Conservation District, Stephenson County Pork Producers, Stephenson County Beef Association, Pheasant Forever, Stephenson County Ag Breakfast, and many other individual and business donors.
The Board of Directors of the CAP Foundation includes three directors each representing agriculture, conservation and education, with two At-Large directors who possess a general interest in the mission of CAP. The 2018-19 board includes: President - Larry Main (At-Large) Vice President - Monica Pierce (Education) Secretary/Treasurer - Kristin Dinderman (At-Large) Director - Nicole Sheffey (Agriculture) Director - Karen Seuring (Agriculture) Director - Bruce Baumgartner (Conservation) Director - Melanie Bremmer (Conservation) Director - Stephanie Klinger (Conservation) Director - Lisa Corp (Education) Director - Marlie Folk (Agriculture) Director - Jo Wenzel (Education)