National Read A Book Day is Sept 6! Join us!

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What: On National Read a Book Day - 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. If you are a teacher, we encourage you to pick an accurate ag book to read and complete an activity!

 

Watch our 3 minute Super School volunteering tips and tricks video! 

 

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:

From County Farm Bureaus - A Letter to a School

From a volunteer  - A Letter to a School

 

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)

 

John Deere That's Who 

 

First Peas to the Table

 

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?

 

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. 

 

PROMOTE IT!

National Read a Book Day Flyer

 

National Read a Book Day 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 activities and more. #ReadAgBooks18

 

SHARE IT!

Let us know you are reading an accurate ag book on National Read a Book Day! Tag your post with #ReadAgBooks18

Recommended Publications

Ag Innovations Ag Mag

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

John Deere, That’s Who! Educator Guide

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

John Deere, That’s Who!

Tracy Nelson Maurer

Applesauce Day

Lisa Amstutz