Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to host the fourth annual Farm and Food Book Week! Plan to join us on Zoom, February 20-23, 2024 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. each day for virtual agriculture-themed book readings by special guest readers.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tales of a Dairy Godmother, 9:00 AM
Emma Kuball, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, will be reading one of her favorite dairy-themed books, Tales of a Fairy Godmother. In this book, the dairy godmother takes Chuck on a memorable and delicious adventure to a dairy farm. He finds out exactly where ice cream comes from and gains an even deeper love and appreciation for his favorite food.
Related Lessons: K-5 Dairy Themed Lessons
Levi's Lost Calf, 10:00 AM
Mackenzie Kuschel is a Minnesota FFA State Officer who has grown up on a fourth generation beef ranch. She is reading the book, Levi’s Lost Calf by Amanda Radke. This story follows Levi on a beef ranch as he searches for his missing calf.
Related Lesson: Beef Basics
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
John Deere, That's Who, 9:00 AM
Zach Johnson, the “Millennial Farmer” from West Central Minnesota will be reading John Deere, That’s Who, a book about the story of John Deere and how he impacted American History with his equipment innovations.
Related Lesson: John Deere, That's Who
Growing French Fries, 10:00 AM
Karin Costa, a Minnesota author, will be reading her book, Growing French Fries, a book that explores how french fries are produced and the work involved by the farmers who produce them for everyone to enjoy!
Related Lesson: Potatoes, More Than Fries
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Harlem Grown, 9:00 AM
Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, will be reading Harlem Grown, a true story about how a man with a dream transformed an abandoned lot into a garden that feeds a neighborhood in New York City.
Related Lesson: Dig Em Up
The Day the Farmers Quit, 10:00 AM
Don Wick, a Minnesota farm broadcaster, will be reading The Day the Farmers Quit, about a boy who works to get the farmers in his town to return from their vacation after seeing how much their town needs agriculture.
Related Lesson: A Day Without Agriculture
Friday, February 23, 2024
Jayden's Secret Ingredient, 9:00 AM
Mélina Mangal, an author, will be reading her very own book Jayden’s Secret Ingredient, a book about a little boy Jayden and his new friend bringing nature into the city through a community garden.
Related Lesson: The Seed Match
Right This Very Minute, 10:00 AM
Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, will be reading Right This Very Minute, a book about learning where your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert foods come from, featuring many kinds of farms and agricultural systems!
Related Lesson: Right This Very Minute