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Agricultural Literacy Week

This year's Agricultural Literacy Week takes place March 18-22, 2024.

For more information or to volunteer as a reader, or to sponsor/donate a book, please visit the New York Agriculture in the Classroom website


How Does Agricultural Literacy Week (ALW) Work?

In celebration of New York agriculture, volunteers throughout the state will read a book with an agricultural theme to elementary students, with a focus on second grade classrooms. Farmers, FFA and 4-H members, adults engaged in a career in agriculture, and engaged in our food system volunteer to enthusiastically engage your students in a paired hands-on activity related to the book to extend learning. The book will be donated to the school or classroom library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and our celebration of New York Agricultural Literacy Week. 2,300 books were donated last year while 75,000 elementary students participated in an experiential learning activity.

 Start to Finish the program takes about 40 minutes per classroom.

1.      Agricultural Literacy Week volunteers work with their county's coordinator to set up visits to local schools

2.      Volunteers read the selected book aloud to the students.

3.      Following the reading, volunteers conduct an activity with students and share their experiences in agriculture.

4.      The book is donated to the school or classroom library for students to enjoy and reference throughout the school year.