CAMDEN, Del. — Agricultural accurate books have made their way into some more than 60 elementary schools in Delaware.
Afforded to students in the First State through a USDA grant made available to the Delaware Farm Bureau, the program has stocked the schools with handcrafted book barns and agricultural accurate books since 2015.
The barns were crafted by New Castle County Farmer Jimmy Correll, Smyrna FFA members and Gene Hartnett.
Initiatives like these highlight “. . . the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food, fiber and energy, animals, lifestyle, the economy and technology,” according to the American Farm Bureau Foundation’s website.
Book barns can be dropped off or delivered with an in-person or virtual presentation.
Delaware public schools interested in a book barn can contact the Delaware Farm Bureau office at 302-697-3183.
Delaware schools with Book Barns:
Shields (Richard A.)
The Bayard School
Downes (John R.)
Jones (Albert H.)
McVey (Joseph M.)
Smith (Jennie E.)
Eisenberg (Harry O.)
Wilbur (Kathleen H.)
Showell (Phillip C.)
Lake Forest East
Lake Forest North
Ross (Lulu M.)
Baltz (Austin D.)
William F. Cooke Jr.
Gateway Lab School
Academy Charter School
–Jenn Antonik, Delaware Farm Bureau