Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's Ag Literacy Week

Holy, moly.

I almost forgot.

Here's a reminder about Ag Literacy Week, which began yesterday and runs through Friday.

The book this year is "Who Grew My Soup?" by Tom Darbyshire and illustrated by C.F. Payne. In the book, Phineas Quinn wants to know about the vegetable soup his mom gives him for lunch -- in fact, he wants to know who grew each and every vegetable in his bowl. A man shows up to answer his questions and he learns about vegetables, farming and the farmers who grow the vegetables.

New York Agriculture in the Classroom sponsors NY Ag Literacy Week in March each year to support its mission of fostering awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and the food and fiber system. Volunteers throughout the state go into second-grade classrooms to read the featured book to children. The book then is donated to the school library.

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