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  Lucas Allen  9/16/2019 10:36:00 PM  

Posted on behalf of Kevin Daugherty at Illinois Farm Bureau/Illinois Ag In The Classroom

Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.


Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at


**Reminder these questions are designed to use with the on-line version of FarmWeek.


Note, by request of teachers we have included the answers to the questions immediately following the questions on a separate worksheet.   



Take precaution with farm machinery, grain loads at rail crossings


NAME:________________________________                  CLASS PERIOD______

Directions: Please use the online version of FarmWeek.

Use the article titled:  Take precautions with farm machinery, grain loads at rail crossings


  1.  When is Rail Safety Week?
  2.  Name and describe the three areas of focus for Rail Safety Week 2019.
  3. What will conditions be like during rail safety week in your area?
  4. The article discusses ‘crossing pitch’.  Using context clues, what does this mean?
  5. What reasons can be given for increased amounts of road construction this year?
  6. Name one vehicle that legally must stop at all railroad crossings,
  7. Describe what should happen if a vehicle is stuck on the tracks.


Bonus Article

Refer to

Farmers Feud: ‘YMCA’ parody strikes chord with Village People

  1.  What group filmed a parody of YMCA?
  2. What does the USMCA stand for?
  3. Name the frontman for the Village People.
  4. How would a group properly go about using a parody?
What do you think about the use of a parody?
Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: --
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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