Jill’s Journey with Agriculture

If you’ve been to the IQhub, then you know there’s a special spot called the Kids’ Korner, which has a wonderful reading nook. Even though the IQhub is closed right now, we hope you all are continuing to read and learn at home!!! If you’re feeling like you’ve read all the books at your house and are looking for something new, join us for “Jill’s Journey with Agriculture”.  There’s bound to be some fun and interesting books for the whole family to enjoy!!!

  • From Milk to Cheese (Who Made my Lunch?) (2018) – Written by Bridget Heos & Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman


  • The Curious Cow (1960) – Written by Esther K. Meeks & Illustrated by Mel Pekarsky


Here’s Jill’s story:

I did not grow up on a traditional farm, but my Dad’s parents lived across the field on a farm.  Grandpa Cook was a dairy farmer most of his life and hauled milk too.  My dad also had dairy cattle and hauled milk when my parents first got married.  Later on he had a feed grinding mill in which he went to farms to grind feed and add nutrients like molasses for the cattle.  He then was a seed salesman for many seed companies.  I did grow up in the country and we had a few cows we raised for meat.  Dad had about 28 acres that we raised mostly corn and alfalfa on.  We always had a large garden and my mother put up lots of fruits and vegetables, which we all helped with.  I also sold Rudy Patrick garden seeds, when I was young.  I would call and take orders on the phone and then deliver to my customers on my bike around the neighborhood.  So I was always involved in some kind of Agriculture.  In 1979, I married Troy Bancroft and in 1983 he began working with my father to create Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, which is now known as AgroLiquid.  I have also enjoyed growing flowers all of my adult life and cannot imagine not gardening, which we are now teaching to our grandchildren.

Now Booking FREE Science Field Trips for the Fall!!!


Schedule your group for a FREE Science Field Trip &
Join us for a fun filled day of learning!!!

The IQhub is an educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration.  This 9,500 square foot facility, educates visitors on how farmers produce food and fiber, while exploring our foods route from farm to fork.  The IQhub is filled with educational and interactive exhibits, which will take guests through the history of agriculture.  Children and adults will enjoy exploring the 24 interactive museum quality exhibits, while the youngest visitors can investigate the Kids’ Korner… This is where; even the smallest children can learn where their food comes from.

The IQhub is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  Operations are funded solely on donations, grants and sponsorships, from community partners and local businesses.  The IQhub has no admission charge and transportation grants are made available to reimburse schools and other non-profit organizations.  This provides FREE Science Field Trips for schools, so more people can utilize the facility to learn where our food comes from.

For more information contact the IQhub at (989) 227-3847 or IQ.Hub@agroliquid.com




IQhub is Closed through At Least April 30th


    The IQhub is closed and will reopen on April 30. We so look forward to seeing you then!

    Let’s look at some of the great events we’ve already had in 2020 to accompany our ART EXPLOSION exhibit  – our Paint Party with Tracie Davis, and our Artist Meet & Greet!