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What is Ag Literacy?
This is a Literacy program where volunteers are asked to share the story of agriculture by visiting elementary school classrooms around the state and reading a specially selected book with an agriculture theme. The Committee will send each registered reader a book and educational material for their class.
Join us for the Ninth Annual Louisiana Ag Literacy Project
Once again, The Louisiana Ag in the Classroom program is seeking volunteers for the opportunity to read a children’s book with an agricultural theme.
We are pleased to announce that this year's book for the Louisiana Ag Literacy Project in 2019 is "John Deere, That’s Who!” written by Tracy Maurer and illustrated by Tim Zeltner. This illustrated biography tells the story of John Deere and his contributions to agriculture. Learn how John Deere invented a steel plow and changed farming forever.
Volunteers may schedule readings anytime from January through May 2019. Please schedule visits in advance and adhere with the school district's policy on classroom volunteers. Registrations will not be accepted after April 1, 2019 and all readings should be complete by May 24, 2019.
To register, fill out the form below or download the brochure, fill it out and return it to the Louisiana AITC office. You will receive a book and educator's guide for each classroom indicated on your registration form. Forms must be received at least three weeks prior to the scheduled reading date. Registration forms must be completely filled out before materials will be sent.