Next Year's Event: March 16-20, 2020

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Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, along with Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, announce March 16-20, 2020 as the 4th Annual Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week!

We strongly believe the future success of agriculture depends upon developing an ag literate society- with individuals who understand and can communicate the source and value of agriculture as it affects our quality of life. With the majority of children today three to four generations removed from living and working on farms, we must provide that farm connection for the next generation.  It is crucial that children and adults recognize and appreciate the vital role agriculture plays in our way of live.

PA Ag Literacy Week focuses on connecting volunteers from the agricultural community to local classrooms for the purpose of increasing student knowledge about agriculture.  It is an opportunity for PA agriculturalists (farmers, ranchers, industry representatives, FFA teachers and students, and others supportive of agriculture) to be the face of agriculture in kindergarten-2nd grade classrooms across the commonwealth.  They will not only read the Ag Literacy Week book, but they will tell the students about their farms, programs or connections to agriculture.

This program educates Pennsylvania youth through the support of volunteers who purchase the agriculturally themed Ag Literacy Week book to read to elementary students and complete a provided activity with the class. The book is then donated to the classroom library and the classroom teacher is given additional lessons to expand the student learning.

Each year a new agriculturally-themed book will be chosen and an activity developed that reinforces the message of the book.  Then hundreds (even thousands) of enthusiastic volunteers will bring a little bit of the farm to classes across PA!

This year’s book, On the Farm, At the Market, highlights a local farmer’s market. It takes readers behind the scenes of the busy market, to three farms where the owners and workers complete the tasks necessary to ensure fresh local produce on market day. All of their efforts culminate in a fresh, locally sourced meal by a chef at a neighborhood restaurant. Reminding us that behind every food we enjoy, at home or at a restaurant, is only possible due to the hard work of farmers throughout the year to grow plants and raise animals.

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