Alfalfa County Farm Bureau presented two local schools with baskets of accurate agriculture books last week through the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Bushels for Books program.
Shane Feely, Burlington principal, and Amanda Jones, Timberlake librarian accepted the books on behalf of their schools.
“We believe in the importance of teaching students about Oklahoma agriculture,” said Elizabeth Shepard, Alfalfa County Farm Bureau secretary. “Alfalfa County Farm Bureau is proud to support our local schools and provide them with these resources to include agriculture in their classroom curriculum.”
Through the Bushels for Books Program, applications were accepted from elementary educators across the state. Five finalists were chosen to receive the statewide award during the Oklahoma Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting. Following those awards, applications were distributed to county farm bureau offices for an opportunity to sponsor local schools. Lindsay Headlee, librarian for Cherokee Elementary was selected as one of the five statewide award winners.
The Bushels for Books program takes donated bushels of any commodity crop as well as monetary donations from Oklahoma farmers and provides accurate agriculture books to Oklahoma elementary schools. For more information on the program, please visit www.okfarmingandranchingfoundation.org or contact Amanda Rosholt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 202-1463.