Ag Literacy


How Does MAEF’s Ag Literacy Program Work?

2021 is the 11th 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.

We will celebrate MAEF’s Ag Literacy week from March 15 – 19, 2021 with some special events, although you may celebrate any time in 2021 with our book, “Tales of the Dairy Godmother, Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish”.

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 copies of our Ag Literacy book through MAEF’s website, and either donate the books or 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.

To find out more about this exciting and engaging program or to order your books today, click below.