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Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers are traveling to schools across the state this week to read a book to more than 7,000 students in kindergarten through second grade as part of the first-ever Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week (March 20-24). The illustrated book, entitled "Before We Eat: From Farm to Table," provides information on the many steps it takes to get food from the farm to the dinner table. 

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Monroe Monroe County
Monroe County farmer Alyce Borger (standing) reads "Before We Eat: From Farm To Table" to a 1st grade class at Pleasant Valley Elementary school during a Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, which is the educational charitable organization supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Monroe County farmer Alyce Borger
helps Pleasant Valley Elementary School
first graders with an activity linking food
on your plate to the farmers who produce
the food as part of Ag Literacy Week.

   
Berks County Chester
Oley Valley FFA Chapter President Zaren Kerper (center) and FFA member Polly Prout (left) help a first grade class at Oley Valley Elementary in Berks County to participate  in a food plate activity created by the Pennsylvania  Friends of Agriculture Foundation as part of Ag Literacy Week.  The activity helps students learn about the types of crops farmers grow and the animals  they raise on the farm. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau member
Lindsay Smith reads the book
"Before We Eat: From Farm to Table" 
to students at the St. Agnus School
in West Chester (Chester County)
as part of the Pennsylvania Friends
of Agriculture Foundation's inaugural
Ag Literacy Week.
   
Mifflin Montour
East Derry Elementary School first grade student Alley Kahley of Mifflin County learns about where her food comes from while participating in a fun food plate activity created by Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation as part of Ag Literacy Week. Montour County beef farmer Tara Erney works on a food plate project with student  Natalie Dubell at the Danville Primary School as part of an Ag Literacy Week event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, which is an educational charitable organization supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
   
Clinton Mifflin
Clinton County dairy farmer Bonnie Beck, who is a member of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Women’s Leadership Committee, reads a book to a group of students at the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School as part of the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation's inaugural Ag Literacy Week celebration. Mifflin County Dairy Farmer and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee member Sonieta Harrop reads to a first grade class at East Derry Elementary School as part of Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation.