Editor’s Blog: Ag Literacy Day is coming!

Editor’s Blog: Ag Literacy Day is coming!

The Youth in Ag edition is here! This is always one of my favorite editions to put together. All of the smiling faces are reason enough to relish in these pages, but the stories about these young people make this issue all-the-more memorable. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]

Last year, you might remember reading a story called “Invaluable Lessons for Our Youth,” where we told you about an effort to teach young blossoming minds about Florida agriculture through Ag Literacy Day.

Ag Literacy Day is an event that happens only once a year, where volunteers go to classrooms around the state and read the featured agriculture story to students from kindergarten to fifth grade. This year’s story is a rhyming tale called Florida’s Farm History, and is about the 500th-year anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida and the role agriculture has played in the state’s history.

Thanks to the funds raised from the specialty license plate called the “Ag Tag,” the book and materials provided to volunteer readers on Ag Literacy Day is free! That’s just one more good reason to purchase the tag and support Florida Agriculture in the Classroom.

If you’re interested in reading to a classroom on April 30, then go to www.agtag.org and register to be a volunteer. Online registration is now open, and participants will receive materials in two weeks after registering.

CREDIT

column by CELESTE JO WALLS

Celeste Jo Walls is managing editor of Central Florida Ag News. She may be reached by e-mail at celeste.walls@centralfloridamediagroup.com. [/emember_protected]