Agricultural Literacy Resources
  March 2016
Agricultural Literacy Program
Each year we offer an Annual Literacy Program where we select an agriculturally accurate book targeted at early elementary students.  Volunteers find classrooms throughout the state where they read the book and share related information with the students.  Following the presentation, the book is donated to the school for continued enjoyment and learning.  We also provide lesson materials to help supplement the school visit.  Teachers are encouraged to utilize these resources to  round out  lessons with activities based in science, language arts, social studies and more. 

The book selected for this year’s program is "How Do Apples Grow?" by Betsy Maestro.  Students will  discover if they have ever eaten a part of a flower and explore how an apple grows from bud to flower to fruit.  
Books along with the Educators' Resource Guide are available at the NH Farm Bureau in Concord for $5 per set.  For an additional $2.50 each, we are happy to mail a copy. Please contact our office to get your books.

A Few of the Resources Available in our Lending Library
Take advantage of our resource library to bring agriculture into your classroom.  We have books, lessons, DVDs, incubators and more! Contact our office for more information and to check on availability.      
Educational posters with Educator's Resource Guide
Posters with Educator's Resource Guide
 First Peas to the Table Contest
Grades K-5 invited to participate
Contest: Be the student team that grows the greatest amount of peas (measured in cups) using no more than 20 pea seeds during the official contest period.

When: March 1, 2016 - May 16, 2016 

Iowa Agriculture Literacy Program offers a variety of activities and lessons for Pre-K through 12th grade
April 2, 2016
Concord High School

Ecotech Grant from Captain Planet
Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or non-profit organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects.  Explore STEM fields that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities.       Closes 3/15/16            Info & Application 

Registration for the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference is now open.
June 22-24, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ


Debbi Cox,  State Coordinator              (603) 224-1934
      295 Sheep Daivis Road   Concord, NH  03301

Deb Robie, Grafton County Coordinator