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Feeding Minds Press

Feeding Minds Press strives to publish engaging children’s books about modern agriculture.

What does that mean?

Our farm books focus on what farms really look like today – not 100 years ago, and our stories are as fun as they are educational.

Farms across America can be small, medium, or large – but they have a few things in common.

They use technology - from apps on smartphones, tractors that use GPS technology, drones to scout crops, automatic milking machines, digesters that turn poop into energy, irrigation systems, and more. Farmers, like many of us, are working smarter, not harder and we show that agriculture can be an exciting career field.

Farms don’t have any talking animals. We might make voices for our own pets at home, but in real life animals don’t talk – and neither do the farm animals in our books. Books with talking animals can be fun to read, but that’s not an accurate depiction of agriculture.

Today farms aren’t full of pitchforks, straw hats, and overalls. Farmers still love overalls, but that isn’t always what they wear! Farmers across the country are becoming more diverse every year – and more women are taking an active role in farm operations. We show that there is a space for everyone in agricultural careers and fields.

Our books tell the story of agriculture and those who live it and work it. We know farmers and ranchers care about their land, animals, and communities and our books reflect that. How do we know? Because we know farmers.

Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

How do you use AFBFA resources? We are always looking for ways to create resources that are more impactful.