FRENCH CREEK — French Creek Elementary School was recently gifted with a Book Barn and a collection of agriculture-based books as a special project of the West Virginia Young Farmer & Rancher program. Pictured above is committee member Dakota Pritt and French Creek Elementary’s Pre-K students.
Agriculture literacy is a growing concern throughout the United States as more consumers become further removed from production agriculture. The Book Barn project provides accurate agriculture books to elementary schools across West Virginia. Students learn about different aspects of agriculture while reading fun, interactive books about agriculture life. The goal of this project is to not only educate children about agriculture, but also to gain greater appreciation for the industry the provides the food and clothing for our communities.
The West Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers program includes both men and women between the ages of 18 to 35. The objective of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program is to surface, grow and develop young Farm Bureau members and provide them opportunities and experiences to strengthen their leadership and ensure effective Farm Bureaus. For more information about the West Virginia Farm Bureau or the WV YF&R Program, please visit our website at wvfarm.org.