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Thousands learned about farming during Agriculture Literacy Week

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More than 1,200 Virginia Farm Bureau volunteers and members of the state’s agricultural community marked Agriculture Literacy Week by reading to 50,000 preschool and elementary school students.

Virginia’s and nation’s largest industry will be celebrated March 19-25

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Virginia agriculture will be celebrated during National Ag Week, March 19-25. National Ag Day is March 21.

Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of Sleep Tight Farm

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Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program will holds its seventh annual Agriculture Literacy Week March 6-10.

School garden projects germinating fast

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As spring inches closer on the calendar, gardeners are not the only ones thinking about digging in the dirt. Many teachers are planning their schools’ spring gardens.

Caroline educator named Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year

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Jessica Pittman, a first grade teacher in Caroline County, has been named Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Hundreds of volunteers will visit schools during Agriculture Literacy Week

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Every spring, as many as 1,000 volunteers visit Virginia classrooms and read books about agriculture to more than 50,000 children.

Sleep Tight Farm named 2017 Virginia AITC book of the year

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Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter, a children’s book by Eugenie Doyle, its 2017 Book of the Year.

Students give thanks by thanking a farmer

This Thanksgiving season, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has created an activity to help young students understand how foods reach their holiday tables. 

New display introduces travelers to state’s farm commodities

Because agriculture is everywhere in Virginia, the Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee recently presented a colorful map to the Virginia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 South at Bracey to familiarize visitors with the state’s different agricultural regions. 

AITC Teacher of the Year applications due Nov. 1

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s Teacher of the Year recognition.

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