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New children's book at Georgia libraries celebrates pecans

Posted on May 25, 2024 12:03 PM


Wilkes County Farm Bureau Office Manager Rebecca Griffin, left, and Rayle EMC Director of Member Services Richard Heard, right, present a copy of  “My Grandpa, My Tree and Me” to Beth Miller, assistant director of the Mary Willis County Library, on behalf of Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and Georgia EMC. / Photo courtesy of WCFB


For the seventh year, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) and Georgia EMC partnered to donate a children’s book that accurately depicts agriculture to the 394 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service. Each county Farm Bureau received enough copies of “My Grandpa, My Tree and Me” written by Roxanne Troup to give one to all public libraries in its county on behalf of the GFA and Georgia EMC. This book tells the story of a grandfather planting a pecan tree for his granddaughter on the day she was born. As the tree and the little girl grow, the grandfather teaches her how to care for the tree year-round to have a bountiful harvest of nuts in the fall.

County Farm Bureau and regional EMC representatives presented the books to their local libraries in April to celebrate it being National Pecan Month. 

Other ag books available at your local library, courtesy of GFA & Georgia EMC include: “I Love Strawberries,”; “How to Grow a Monster,” about growing zucchini; “John Deere, That’s Who!”;  “Right This Very Minute,” which explains how food gets from farm to table; “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car,” which looks at products the carmaker made from soybeans; & “Tales of the Dairy Godmother, Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish,” that takes readers to a dairy farm.  “Sleep Tight Farm” and “Hi, I’m Billy Blueberry This is My Story,” are available courtesy of GFA.