Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week focuses on connecting volunteers from the agricultural community to local classrooms to share the story of agriculture.  It is an opportunity for Pennsylvania agriculturalists (farmers, industry representatives, FFA teachers and students, and others supportive of agriculture) to be the face of agriculture in kindergarten-2nd grade classrooms across the commonwealth.  Readers who participate in Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week will have the opportunity to talk about farming and agriculture through the book they read as well as sharing their own story about farming, agriculture programs they are involved with or their connections to agriculture.


2021 reader registration opens October 1, 2020.


This Year's Book

This year’s book, Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish – Tales of the Dairy Godmother is an engaging book about agriculture taking its readers behind the scenes to a dairy farm to learn about how we get the milk used to make ice cream.  It shows students the hard work farmers do each day to grow and produce our food and how it goes from the farm to the table for us to consume.

Thanks to the hard work of Pennsylvania’s 6,500 dairy farm families, local milk is available year-round. Pennsylvania milk is available locally and globally and is made into butter, ice cream, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products or ingredients that are used in products like chocolate, snack foods and baked goods. Dairy farmers in our state are stewards of the land and natural resources, they take good care of their cows, provide jobs and economic revenue.

Endless resources related to Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish are available for both teachers and at home use.

What We Believe

We strongly believe the future success of agriculture depends upon developing an ag-literate society- with individuals who understand and can communicate the source and value of agriculture as it affects our quality of life. With the majority of children today three to four generations removed from living and working on farms, we must provide that farm connection for the next generation. It is crucial that children and adults recognize and appreciate the vital role agriculture plays in our way of life.

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