Beef Cattle: the story of agriculture

beefCattleInTheStoryOfAg-EducatorGuideNovember 16-22, 2014 will be one of the most powerful weeks of the year in Tennessee. These 6 days have been designated as Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week. This will be an outstanding opportunity for farmers and ranchers and other agriculture industry representatives to read children’s books about the agriculture industry to school students.

Volunteers are needed to visit elementary school classrooms around the state to read agriculturally themed books and talk about the importance of Tennessee Agriculture. The Tennessee Beef Council would like to encourage the state’s cattlemen and women to get involved by participating in, “Cowboy in the Classroom.” This takes part during TN Agriculture Literacy Week and will be focused on the book called: Beef Cattle in the Story of Agriculture. Volunteers will read this book to students and also, if desired, will have activity books for the kids to learn more about the beef community of Tennessee. Those interested in volunteering should contact Halee Gregory: hgregory@beefup.org.

Volunteers should schedule their classroom visits with schools at least two weeks before their readings. All readings should be completed by November 22, 2014. All volunteers are encouraged to complete the Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week report by December 31, 2014 (report www.TennesseeAg.org).

photo 3Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week is a great opportunity to teach our next generation about the Tennesseans who provide the food, fuel and fiber for the world’s growing population.

Tennessee Agriculture Literacy Week is sponsored by the Tennessee Agriculture Education Committee, representing Tennessee’s agriculture producers

To learn more about the Agricultural Literacy Library, please contact Lou Nave, 615/970-8065 or Lou.Facct@gmail.com.

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