Ag Literacy


How Does the Ag Literacy Program Work?

This is the 10th year for Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s annual Ag Literacy Program. This Ag in the Classroom program seeks to instill in Maryland students the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.

Any group or individual wishing to promote agriculture is invited to participate as a Literacy Volunteer – Farm Bureau members, FFA students, Young Farmers, Commodity group leaders, retirees, or any interested individuals!

Literacy Volunteers order a book through MAEF, set up a time to visit in a nearby school and read to students in grades K-3. Following the reading of the book, volunteers may conduct an activity with the students using any of MAEF’s accompanying lessons and/or share their experiences in agriculture. The book is then left with the class or in the media center.

For more information or to order a book for $10, contact Shannon Brown at or (410) 939-9030, ext. 105. Alternatively, you may download an order form below and send it to MAEF with a check.

PB&J Hooray – Ag Literacy 2020

by Janet Nolan

PB&J Hooray! is a children’s book that explores the process of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich from plant to stomach! In this selection, students learn about all the hard work that goes into making the ingredients of the beloved PB&J! Stay tuned for more information about this selection!