STATEHOUSE (Feb. 22, 2017) — State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) recently recognized the Indiana Farm Bureau for its dedication to infusing agriculture in Hoosier classrooms.
According to Cook, Indiana Farm Bureau implemented the Ag in the Classroom program into schools, which is designed to help students in all grade levels learn about agriculture, including where their food comes from and how it is produced.
The bureau’s new initiative is to adopt an Ag Literacy Book of the Year, as part of Ag Literacy Week, which can be used by teachers and volunteer readers around the state. This new initiative will increase literacy while promoting an understanding of agriculture among school children.
“Indiana agriculture provides thousands of jobs to our economy, spans every corner of the state and touches every Hoosier kitchen table,” Cook said. “I applaud this organization for its work in making sure every student knows just how important agriculture is to their lives.”
This new program offers standards-based lessons and materials, and reaches over 60,000 Hoosier students through the work of registered volunteers in providing lessons, hands-on activities, educational events, and farm experiences and field trips
For more information about the Farm Bureau, visit www.infarmbureau.com.
State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.
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Note to the editor: Attached and below is a photo of Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) presenting the resolution with representatives from the Indiana Farm Bureau.