American Farm Bureau releases a new book for kids


We know in today’s fast-paced world, it is not always easy to sit down with the kids and be able to answer every question. We reach out to books and online resources to help teach kids the fundamentals of our world. The American Farm Bureau Foundation has made it possible to teach kids more about agriculture in a fun book for their young minds. The new “Food and Farm Facts Junior” edition, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is now available.

“We’re pleased to announce this exciting addition to the popular Food and Farm Facts series,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “Questions about agriculture are not always easy to answer. The new “Food and Farm Facts Junior” edition explains farming practices to young learners in an age-appropriate way.”

Questions explored in the 12-page full-color book, which was developed for kindergarten through third-grade students, include:

  • Who is a farmer?
  • What is agriculture?
  • How do farmers use the land and take care of it?
  • What is food safety?
  • Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?
  • What is the difference between wool and cotton?
  • What happens when I flip on a light switch?
  • Where does my pizza come from?
  • Who works on the weekends?
  • Who is driving the tractor?
  • Who will I be in agriculture?

Copies of “Food and Farm Facts Junior” may be purchased for $3 each. A price break is available for purchases of 25 or more ($2 each). The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture helps learners of all ages understand agriculture and the important role it plays in our daily lives. Learn more at their website, where you can find many free online resources for teachers and volunteers. The Foundation has taken the steps to define “agriculturally literate.” An agriculturally literate person understands the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food, fiber and energy, animals, lifestyle, the economy and technology. 

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