2016 Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Agriculture Literacy Day is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The title is Drive Through Florida: Vegetables.
The annual reading event is a chance for farmers, ranchers, University of Florida IFAS extension and 4-H agents and master gardeners, FFA teachers and students and agriculture industry representatives to go into elementary classrooms and read a children’s non-fiction book about Florida’s vegetable industry to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year’s book is titled Drive Through Florida: Vegetables. The kick off date is April 26th but you can read any day after that until the end of the school year.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. invites Florida agriculture industry volunteers to read its newest non-fiction book to elementary school children that will showcase the vegetable industry in Florida.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services employees, University of Florida IFAS Extension Agents, 4-H Agents and Master Gardeners, Florida Farm Bureau members, Florida Cattlemen and Cattlewomen members, FFA teachers, students and other agriculture industry representatives are invited to read and are asked to schedule their classroom visits with schools at least two weeks before their readings.
Suggested Activities to do in the classroom after reading:
- BINGO – Suggest for older elementary students
- Drive Through Florida: Vegetables – Coloring Sheet – Suggest for younger elementary students
- Vegetable Taste Test with all the vegetables from the book
- Make N’ Takes from our website:
To view this year’s book Click Here for the pdf.
2016 Agriculture Literacy Day Registration
Please fill out this form if you are a volunteer that is going into classroom(s) to read this year’s Agriculture Literacy Day book. Please have the teacher name(s) and school(s) before filling out the form.
Please fill out this form if you are a volunteer group such as FFA, 4-H, Farm Bureau, etc who are going to have more than one reader go into classrooms to read this year’s Agriculture Literacy Day book. Please have the teacher names and schools before filling out the form.
Click here for 2016 Agriculture Literacy Day Press Release
AGRICULTURE LITERACY DAY BOOKS:
- These Florida Farms (PDF)
- Green Florida Farms (PDF)
- Florida Farms at Work (PDF)
- Healthy Florida Farms (PDF)
- Florida’s Farm History (PDF)
- Florida Farms at School (PDF)
- Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry (PDF)