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Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation celebrates 17th year of Agriculture Literacy week

Volunteers normally go into classrooms to read books and do activities. This year there is a virtual option.
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 7:19 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is hoping Wyomingites join them and celebrate agriculture week. Volunteers created a video with the authors of the book “Better Together with Dairy and Beef.”

“Classrooms are a little more restricted this year,” said Kerin Clark, Media Relations director. Clark adds this week is important because not all kids know about agriculture.

“There’s only two percent of the population that are growing food in America. Without being tied directly to it we don’t always understand it,” Clark said. This week is exciting for them because they are donating over 600 books to Wyoming elementary schools.

“We hope people not only get involved in Wyoming agriculture literacy week, but throughout the year,” Clark said. They have their ear branding activity on their website to go along with the week.

“You can color one for yourself or your dog,” said Aletta Ziehl, the Secretary for the Young Farmer and Ranchers committee. Ziehl helped make the video and helped in a few classrooms that allowed it. She said it’s great experience even though this year is different.

“I love that [farmers] are creative and don’t take any time to slow down. We make adjustments and keep going,” Ziehl said. Clark adds this week is also about reading books and learning about the world.

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