Virginia Ag Leaders participate in Ag Literacy Week

VFBF President Wayne F. Pryor reads to students at Mt.
Gilead Baptist Pre-school
Photo by Sara Owens

In addition to this week being Virginia Agriculture Week, it is also Agriculture Literacy Week, and Virginians are celebrating by reading to children in pre-school through the third grade at public and private schools throughout the state.

Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr, Virginia Farm Bureau President Wayne F. Pryor as well as Farm Bureau members and other ag industry leaders will visit local schools, after‐school programs, or day care centers and read Kelly’s Big Day, a book written by Tammy Maxey, senior education program coordinator for Ag in the Classroom, and provide other activities on Virginia agricultural products.

During their annual Legislative Day event, Virginia Farm Bureau members gave each state legislator a copy of Kelly’s Big Day to read during Ag Literacy Week.

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