DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Literacy program worked with sponsors to donate ag-related children’s books to elementary, middle, and high school libraries in the county.
The following six titles were provided this year: “Combines” by Holly Dufek, “First Peas to the Table” by Susan Grigsby, “Food Engineering” and “Genetic Engineering” by Michael Burgan, “Heartland” by Diane Siebert, and “Pod to Plate: The Life Cycle of Soybeans” by Julie Blunier.
Forty-three schools benefitted from this effort, which targeted students in kindergarten through high school. Each school library received titles appropriate to the grade levels within that building.
A total of 194 books were distributed in October. Our thanks to the following businesses and organizations for making the purchase of these books possible: Bob & Bonnie Buchholz – DEKALB Asgrow, Ed & Darla Arndt – DEKALB Asgrow, Illinois Soybean Association and local farmers, Sanderson Ag, Sycamore Hy-Vee, Tate & Lyle, Weberpal Farms, and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.