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Join us March 21-25, 2022 for MAEF’s 12th annual Ag Literacy Week!

Volunteer Readers purchase our selected book for $10, then schedule a visit to a local K-3rd grade classroom where they read the story, complete a classroom activity and share their experiences in agriculture.  The book is donated to the classroom library, along with lessons for the classroom teacher to extend the students’ learning about agriculture.

MAEF’s Ag Literacy Week program allows YOU to be the face of agriculture for students who may otherwise never know the important role agriculture plays in their daily lives.


Purchase Your 2021-2022 MAEF Calendar Today!

For a donation of $10 per calendar, you can receive MAEF’s 2021/2022 calendar featuring agricultural artwork from student winners from across the state.

Order yours today! (You will be directed to our Wufoo order page).

Velma Clark Award Principal

Nominate a Teacher for the Velma M. Clark Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award!

The purpose of this award is to recognize a Maryland K-12 teacher for his/her excellent job in incorporating agriculture into his/her core curriculum. The teacher selected for our 2022 award will receive a $500 classroom stipend, as well as a scholarship to attend the
2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.

MAEF Highlights

2020’s Ag Literacy Book – Order Yours Now!

Tales of a Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish is this year’s children’s book selected for MAEF’s Ag Literacy Program. Through the Ag Literacy Program, literacy volunteers 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 conduct an activity with the students and share their experiences in agriculture.  The book is then left in the classroom or media center. For more information on how to host the program at your school, please click the link below!

Chuck Front Cover Image

Maryland Agriculture License Plate

Revenues generated by the sale of the Ag Tag help underwrite the expense of nearly all of the Foundation’s programs and educational outreach activities. Purchase Ag Tags from the Motor Vehicle Administration for $20.

Eligible vehicles are cars, trucks up to 26,000 GVW, landscape & equipment trailers, RVs, farm trucks, handicap plates, and boat trailers.