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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. 

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Join us for the Ninth Annual Louisiana Ag Literacy Project

  First Peas to the Table   Written by Susan Grigsby

First Peas to the Table
Written by Susan Grigsby

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 2018 is “First Peas to the Table,” written by Susan Grigsby. This fun fiction book has a young girl competing in a classroom garden competition to see who can get the ‘first peas to the table.’ Based on the contest that Thomas Jefferson held with his friends and neighbors every year, this book seamlessly integrates school gardens, history, botany and weather into one fun-to-read book.

Volunteers may schedule readings anytime from January through May 2018. Please schedule visits in advance and adhere with the school district’s policy on classroom volunteers. Registrations will not be accepted after April 1, 2018 and all readings should be complete by May 25, 2018.

To register, either fill out the form below or download the brochure 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.

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