Activities

Agricultural Literacy WeekOn the Farm at the Market Book for 2019 cover.jpg

This year's Agricultural Literacy Week takes place March 18-22, 2019. 

New York Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to share the title "On the Farm, At the Market" by G. Brian Karas as the selected 2019 Agricultural Literacy Week Book! This book displays the unique markets and diversity that encompasses many aspects of New York's agriculture focusing on food production and direct marketing.

For more information about "On the Farm, At the Market", to volunteer as a reader, or to sponsor/donate a book, please click here or visit the New York Agriculture in the Classroom website

 

How Does Agricultural Literacy Week (ALW) Work?

In celebration of New York agriculture, volunteers throughout the state will read the year's selected ALW book to second graders. Students and teachers will also benefit from hands-on lessons and receive follow-up activities. The book will be donated to the school or classroom library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and NY Agricultural Literacy Week. 2,000 books were donated last year while thousands of second graders participated in fun and educational activities.

 Start to Finish the program takes about 30 minutes per classroom.

1. Literacy Volunteers work with their county coordinators to set-up visits to their local schools.

2. Volunteers read to students in first through third grade classrooms.

3. Following the reading, volunteers conduct an acitvity with students and share their experiences in agriculture.

 

Feed the Hungry Project

This New York Farm Bureau program is designed to educate third and fourth grade students  about agriculture, nutrition, the food system and the importance of helping the community. The students see the project through the beginning to end. They plant the seeds and then the seedling are planted on the farm. In the fall the students and their parents are invited back to the farm for the harvest and to donate the squash to the food bank. Then they cook the squash and learn how the squash is used.

For more information you can view the full brochure or visit the New York Farm Bureau Foundation website.

Feed the Hungry Pilot Project Plants the Seeds & Harvests the Crop!

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