Submitted by Katie Mattison, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
ELMWOOD, WI -– Pierce County Farm Bureau recently donated a set of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom book of the year from the past 8 years to the Elmwood Public Library.
The books donated include: Time for Cranberries, Sugarbush Spring, The Beeman, First Peas to the Table, Fantastic Farm Machines, Farmer George Plants a Nation, Seed Soil Sun and How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? Stop by the Elmwood Public Library to check them out.
These books will be used to provide the public with an understanding of how their food is produced. Ag in the Classroom seeks to provide basic information on our nation's largest industry: agriculture. The goal of the Ag in the Classroom program is to help individuals gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.
In Pierce County, agriculture provides $270 million in economic activity and provides jobs to nearly 3,000 residents.
For more information about Pierce County Farm Bureau, visit http://wfbf.com/countyfarmbureaus/pierce/.