National Read A Book Day is Sept 6! Join us!
What: Going into a classroom and reading an accurate ag book and talking about your operation OR encouraging a classroom to read an accurate ag book.
Who: YOU! Volunteers, farmers, and ranchers, teachers or anyone passionate about ag!
Where: A school or library in your area (see below)
When: September 6 - National Read a Book Day!
Why: To connect students to a real farmer and help them understand where their food comes from!
How: We encourage you/ your county Farm Bureau to connect with a local school to see if you can volunteer with an accurate ag book. Below is a sample letter/ email you can send to a teacher or school. We will also be holding a webinar later this summer to discuss best practices when volunteering. If you are a teacher, we encourage you to pick an accurate ag book to read and complete an activity!
We have some resources to help you out!
Letters you can send to a school to ask to come in on National Read a Book Day:
Suggested books and activities
(Check your local library to see if they have any of these books as well! OR you can find a different book in our searchable database)
Seed Soil Sun (Can be used with PreK)
The Beeman (Can be used with PreK)
Photo Release Form (if you plan on taking photos of your volunteering) This form should be given to parents to fill out 3 days before you volunteer.
Read with a Farmer Facebook Post:
September 6th is National Read a Book Day! Let's try to get that book to be an accurate ag book! The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is encouraging volunteers and teachers to pick an accurate ag book to share with a classroom on September 6th! Visit agfoundation.org for book ideas, free activites and more. #ReadAgBooks18
Let us know you are reading an accurate ag book on National Read a Book Day! Tag your post with #ReadAgBooks18