Agricultural Literacy Week ~ March 19 - 23, 2018
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Agricultural Literacy Week ~ March 19 - 23, 2018


Agricultural Literacy Week 2018

  • Monday, March 19, 2018, 12:00 AM - Friday, March 23@ 11:45 PM

In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 19-23, 2018), volunteers throughout the state will read a book with an agricultural theme to second graders. Students and teachers will also benefit from hands-on lessons and receive follow up activities. The book will be given to the school library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and NY Ag Literacy Week. Last year, 2,000 books were read to over 52,000 students across New York State.

Click Here to view the 2018 Ag Literacy Week Flyer & Registration Form!

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 activity with students and share their experiences in agriculture.

All activity materials are prepared by NYAITC and schools get to keep a copy of the book for their school or classroom library.

Before We Eat: Story & Illustrations by Pat Brisson. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors who helped make the 2017 Ag Literacy Week a success!


Patti Zellmer
4-H Program Leader (Otsego County)
607-547-2536 x225