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AG WEEK — 2014

Picture of Virginia Produce.Virginia Agriculture Week and Agriculture Literacy Week is March 23 - 29, 2014.

If your school would like someone to come read to your K – 2 classes, please contact Elaine Lidholm at 804.786.7686 or elaine.lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov.

Ag in the Classroom - Virginia Agriculture Literacy Week is sponsored by the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, a program of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Video: “Let’s Talk Chicken” by Andy and Jack Sorrell, age 4

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Reading Activities

Click here for activity sheets based on the book What's in the Garden?

Click here to view a list of 2014 Ag Week Readers. Check back often for updates.

Click here for activity sheets based on the book Kelly’s Big Day.

Click here to view a list of 2013 Ag Week Readers. Check back often for updates.

Click here to view a list of 2012 Ag Week Readers.

Day-by-Day on a Virginia Dairy Farm

Photo of the Ingleside Dairy farm sign.Throughout the week, Jennifer Leech, a dairy farmer from Lexington, will do an online account of a typical day on a Virginia farm.

She is part of Ingleside Dairy, a family farm in Lexington, Virginia, and farms with her parents and brother Beau. Jennifer takes care of their 240-cow herd. Ingleside was the first dairy farm in Virginia to go robotic. They use an A-4 Lely robotic milking system, as well as a robotic calf feeder.

Jennifer holds a degree in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech.

Release(s):

March 17, 2014
Two Things Every Virginian Should Know

March 21, 2014
Things You Can Learn About Agriculture in a First Grade Classroom

Recipes:

Click these sites for recipes featuring Virginia product.

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
VDACS - Green Thanksgiving
VDACS - Recipes for Tomorrow's Consumers

Links:

Ag Week 2013
Ag Week 2012
Visit a Virginia Farm for a Day
National Agriculture Day

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