Clark County Farm Bureau®
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Clark County Farm Bureau® Ag Literacy Program Celebrates National Ag Week!
During March the Clark County Farm Bureau® Ag Literacy Program celebrates National Ag Week and National Reading Month by donating a book to the county school elementary libraries and public libraries. National Ag Week began in 1973 as a program to recognize and salute Agriculture across the United States. This year Ag Week was celebrated March 17-23, 2013.
The staff of Illinois Ag In The Classroom selects a book which depicts agriculture accurately. This year’s book is Who Grew My Soup? by Tom Darbyshire. Along with the book, the school libraries received a copy of a teacher companion lesson booklet to compliment Who Grew My Soup? During this month’s classroom visits, Ag Coordinator Barbara Gard has used the book in the classroom as the basis of her lessons along with the Specialty Crops Ag Mag.
The book is also available at the Clark County Farm Bureau® office. For it and any other information about the Ag Awareness Program, contact Barbara Gard at 217-382-4144
Marshall-Public front row: Sydney and Ainsly Sanders Back row: Nancy Claypool, Librarian and Barbara Gardarshall-Public front row: Sydney and Ainsly Sanders Back row: Nancy Claypool, Librarian and Barbara Gard