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November 30, 2012

Farmers Federation donates books to local libraries


Cullman County Farmers Federation

CULLMAN — Public and private elementary schools in Cullman County will receive a new agriculture book for their libraries courtesy of the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Ag in the classroom (AITA).

Named the 2012 Book of the Year by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, copies of “How Did That Get in My Lunchbox: The Story of Food,” by Chris Butterworth, were delivered to elementary school libraries in the county by Cullman County Farmers Federation President Phillip Garrison and Women’s Committee members.

“This book is a great educational tool for young students,” said Alabama Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Director Kim Ramsey. “It uses great illustrations to show how each part of a meal, from the sandwich and juice to the clementines, gets its start at a farm.”

Each elementary school also received information about mini-grants for agriculture education and the AITC Sumer Institute. Applications for the institute will be available after the first of the year.

For more information on AITC, including lesson plans and curriculum ideas for the classroom, visit www.AlabamaAITC.org.