Delaware Farm Bureau placing agriculture books across elementary schools

CAMDEN, DE. – The first state is hoping to get the youth interested in Delaware’s #1 industry agriculture.

Thanks to a USDA grant, the state’s farm bureau has purchased 1,000 agriculture books that will be placed across elementary schools, as part of their book barn project.

The books will teach children about the crops grown across the state. The Farm Bureau says it’s important to teach children about farming and where our food comes from.

Laura Simpson from DFB says, “We do a whole 30 minute presentation, we talk aboutt healthy eating, and how the food goes to the farm to lunch box, we talk about farming as a career choice.”

They plan to place the book barns in every single elementary school within the next 3 years. 

Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation

Our Mission: To build awareness, understanding, and positive public perception about Delaware’s farm operations and fresh local food. 

The Delaware Farm Bureau was incorporated in March 2013 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Headquartered in Camden, Delaware. The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation was created to build awareness, understand and positive public perception about Delaware’s farm operations, promote fresh local food and sponsor the Ag Education Mobile Classroom. The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation partners with the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County Farm Bureaus to raise the funds necessary to successfully achieve the mission and provide education materials. 

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