Between March 20-24, classrooms across the state had the opportunity to hear from real farmers and local agriculture professionals in celebration of Agriculture Literacy Week. Nearly 1,500 classes and groups participated in the event, which was organized by the PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation.
Volunteers read this year’s book, The Day The Farmers Quit, and helped students complete an activity where they connected agriculture to their everyday lives.
Programs like Ag Literacy Week are vital in the Foundation’s work to educate youth in Pennsylvania on the importance of agriculture. Our farmers provide the food that feeds us, the food that keeps us healthy and nourishes us, the food that sustains our life. While agriculture continues to be a vital component of Pennsylvania’s economy, many people do not understand its value and importance in their lives, and the Foundation’s goal is to change that.
Luckily, as the Ag Literacy Week program continues to grow each year, more and more students in grades K-2 have the chance to learn more about agriculture in their communities.