Recommended Book List

One of the ways the Foundation strives to achieve our mission to create an agriculturally literate society is by recommending books for use as additional resources or centerpieces of a curriculum. Because of the emphasis on early reading and the realization that stereotypes and misconceptions about producers and agriculture begin early in life, we have developed a recommended reading list posted below.

Lessons and activities have been developed to encourage the use of high-quality, accurate books about agriculture. Several of the books on the list now have accompanying material. These include: The Tree Farmer, A Seed in Need & I Drive a Tractor, The Farmers Market, Busy Barnyard, Soybeans in the Story of Agriculture, Soybeans an A-Z Book, and Pigs & Pork in the Story of Agriculture. All of which can be found by clicking Resource Orders at the top of this page.

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is currently looking for nominations to the Accurate Agriculture book list for 2014. If you know of a book that would fit the following requirements, and would make a good addition to our list, please fill out this form and send it back to juliad@fb.org subject: Accurate Ag Book Nomination, or via fax at 202.314.5121.

Accurate Ag Books

  • Should have 100% accurate and up-to-date information
  • Should not convey any stereotypical depictions of rural life (ex: overalls and a pitch fork.)
  • Portray no unsafe situations in pictures, graphics or text.

Review copies of the book are appreciated. If you have a copy of the book that you wish to send us please mail it along with the nomination form to:

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Book Nomination
600 Maryland Ave SW Suite 100W
Washington D.C. 20024.