DE Farm Bureau Donates Book Barns

 

Staff Report

The Delaware Farm Bureau recently donated a Book Barn and set of books to Mispillion Elementary and Morris Early Childhood Center.  The schools, which are part of the Milford School District, host over 1,000 local students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students up to fifth grade.

The Book Barns, which are book shelves shaped and painted like barns, were built by Smyrna High School students with an Agriculture Structures Pathway.  Agriculture Structures Teacher, Jay Davis oversaw the program after New Castle County Farm Bureau Board Member, James Correll, introduced the idea.

Mr. Correll, a member of the New Castle County Farm Bureau Board of Directors learned about the success a neighboring state’s Farm Bureau had with a similar program, and brought the idea back to Delaware to increase ag-literacy in our youth.  A set of agricultural-related books also accompanied the Book Barn donated to Morris ECC, including one about growing pumpkins.

First Vice President of the Delaware Farm Bureau, Laura Hill, a farmer from Lewes, DE read  to Morgan Fry’s class at Morris Early Childhood Center as President Kitty Holtz read to Mispillion Elelmentary students in third grade.

 

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“The Book Barn donation program helps us reach Delaware’s youth and get them started early, learning about agriculture and healthy eating,” Hill says.  “With farming being 2-3 generations removed now, kids aren’t growing up on farms and many don’t know where their food comes from.  These books we’ve donated today will help get the conversation and learning started.”

The Delaware Farm Bureau still has Book Barns available for donation to Delaware schools. Accompanying each book barn is a set of books including American Farm Bureau’s 2015 Book of the Year, “The Apple Orchard Riddle” written by Margaret McNamara.  Other agriculture related books include “Seeds, Soil, and Sun,” “Chicks and Chickens” and “How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?”

Any educators interested in acquiring one of the Book Barns and free set of books for their school library should contact the Delaware Farm Bureau at (302) 697-3183.

 

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