LANSING — National Ag Week this year is March 18-24, with National Ag Day falling on Tuesday, March 20. It’s the perfect week for planning events that highlight Michigan agriculture!
March is also Reading Month—perfect for donating books to local libraries or reading to elementary school classrooms. Consider purchasing an accurate agriculture book for any of these events. For other giveaway items, check out the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom online store.
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s 2018 Book of the Year, John Deere, That’s Who, follows its titular hero’s travels from Vermont to Illinois as he reinvents blacksmithing to improve the moldboard plow. Teach students about this and other agricultural innovations through these Invention Connection lessons or the John Deere, That’s Who educator guide.
Grab some FARM Science Lab postcards to promote 2018-19 school year reservations to teachers you know! Drop these in goodie bags for Project RED or hand them out while reading at a school. Or check out the many other ways to promote the FARM Science Lab!
Share Michigan agriculture facts on your personal, farm, or county Farm Bureau social media accounts throughout the week.
Whatever your plans are for National Agriculture Week, continue to be an advocate for agriculture by sharing your farm story!