Annual Agricultural Literacy Program
Right This Very Minute: A Table-to-Farm Book About Food and Farming
Right This Very Minute: A Table-to-Farm Book About Food and Farming written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Renée Kurilla follows children through a day of meals, snacks and dessert to explore what farmers and ranchers are doing "right this very minute" to put food on our tables. Explore some of our favorite foods such as maple syrup, milk & cheese, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, beef and more. "Right This Very Minute" is geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade.
Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse
Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton follows Kelsey, her family and her friends as they collect sap and turn it into maple syrup. A heartwarming story infused with informative descriptions is a delight for the reader. The book and supporting materials will be available in January 2019.
Seed Soil Sun
Appropriate for grades K-4, this book uses wonderful photographs to explore soil, follow germination, look at composting, touch on photosynthesis and discovers the edible parts of a plant.
Delightful illustrations will engage students as they will discover the history, botany, production and many uses of corn.
How Do Apples Grow?
Appropriate for grades K-4, students will discover if they have ever eaten a part of a flower and explore how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit.
Who Grew My Soup?
Students will enjoy this delightful tale of a young boy exploring exactly what his mother put in his vegetable soup while learning about local agriculture.