Ag Literacy Day Soon
|March 9, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Kids, News|
It’s hard to believe, but the ninth annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day will soon be upon us. This year it is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Anyone who cares about agriculture, nutrition and Florida’s youth is welcomed to volunteer to be part of this event.
The newest storybook developed as a joint promotion between Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. and “Fresh from Florida” is called “Healthy Florida Farms”. Why are Florida farms healthy? Because the food grown by farmers, raised by ranchers and caught by fisherman supply our bodies with nutrients. This book educates elementary students about the nutrients provided in fruits, vegetables, dairy, beef, poultry and seafood products. Copies of the books, lesson plans for teachers, and bookmarks and other items for students will be distributed to volunteer readers. Registration for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is already underway, in fact the deadline is April 16, 2012 if you plan to read on May 1. But you may also read until the end of the school year. Just register two weeks before your event.
And in case you were wondering, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is able to offer the books and materials for Agriculture Literacy Day free of because of the funding it receives from sales of the agriculture specialty license plate also known as the ‘Ag Tag.’
For more information contact Holiday Griffin at 352-846-1391 or email email@example.com.