Farm and Food Book Week 2024

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

Book Cover with a Cow

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

Book Cover with a Child and Cow

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

Book cover with farmer

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

Book with Farmer and Shovel

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

Book Cover with Garden

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

book cover with barn and worried boy

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

Book cover with garden and two people

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 Minute10:00 AM

colorful book cover with girl eating

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

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