Ag Literacy observed at preschool

Published 9:22 am Thursday, March 30, 2017

​High school students Jakob Toney, left, and Shane Catlett help students in Renee Schaeffer’s class during an activity​.

Members of the Buckingham Senior Future Farmers Chapter (FFA) celebrated Agriculture Literacy Week recently, which was observed March 6-10.

According to a press release, the members celebrated by visiting the Buckingham Preschool students on March 9, reading them “Good Night Farm” by Eugenie Doyle.

“After reading to approximately 130 students, the high school students helped the preschool students with an activity about about agricultural products,” officials said in the release.

“Agriculture Literacy Week is a project that is a part of Agriculture In The Classroom, which is a program through Farm Bureau. Agriculture In The Classroom’s mission is to “to educate Virginia’s children about the importance of agriculture.”

“With only 1.7 percent of America’s population living on a farm, many children do not understand how food, clothing and other agricultural products are produced,” according to the release. “Not only is Agriculture Literacy Week a great way to get children to learn about agriculture, it is also a great way for FFA members to share their passion for the agriculture industry.”