Agriculture + Lifestyle
Farmers Make the Holidays Special
Posted on October 26, 2020 12:00 AM
Lauren Goble, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator
The -ber months are here- October, November and December. During these months I am reminded how thankful I am for farmers who make the holidays special. In October I want to carve scary jack-o-lanterns and cook delicious pumpkin and apple desserts. In November I want all the traditional homemade Thanksgiving foods on my parent’s dining room table and be surrounded by family. In December I want to visit a Christmas tree farm with my husband and dog to find the perfect Christmas tree to hang our ornaments on.
Without farmers all the things I love doing in -ber months would not happen. Today less than 2% of the American population are farmers and we’re 3-4 generations removed from the farm. Many children don’t know where their food and fiber come from and it’s important that children know this. One easy way to educate children about our state’s number one industry is by reading ag books. Ag books also make great gifts, so make sure you find your favorite and buy one as a gift this holiday season! Don’t have a favorite ag book or know of any ag books? No problem! I’ll share some of my favorites with you!
As we enter the holiday season remember to thank a farmer for all they do to help us celebrate the upcoming holidays. I hope you enjoy the books that I have shared. To find more books and ag activities visit gfb.ag/aitc.