Twelve Oklahoma educators from across the state were awarded a basket of agriculture books for their schools during Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 78th Annual Meeting held Nov. 8-10 in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, in partnership with the OKFB Women’s Leadership Committee, sponsored this year’s Bushels for Books program. The program takes donated bushels of any commodity crop, as well as monetary donations from farmers and ranchers, and provides bushel baskets of accurate agriculture books to Oklahoma educators.
“Many students in our state have never learned what it takes for their food to get from the farm to their dinner plates,” said David VonTungeln, Foundation president. “We’re thrilled to present each of these eager educators with accurate agriculture books to help bring the farm to classrooms and libraries across Oklahoma.”
Applications were accepted from teachers across the state, and winners were chosen by the WLC state board. The books cover various agriculture topics and were picked from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s list.
“Agriculture plays an important role in the lives of all of our students, but most will never experience the farm firsthand,” said Mignon Bolay, OKFB WLC chair. “We’re excited to once again share our way of life with the next generation of Oklahomans through our wonderful Bushels for Books program.”
Educators who received books were Cassidy Callahan, Anadarko; Luci Copelin, North Rock Creek; Ronna Haney, Stuart; Debbie Stidham, Haskell; Zena Lewis, Owasso; Katrina Patton, Western Heights; Brenda Prescott, Wellston; Jennifer Riddle, Foyil; Christy Snider, Cherokee; Jessica Williams, Davis; Anna Wofford, Frederick; and Heather Wofford, Snyder.
For more information on the Bushels for Books program, please visit the Bushels for Books page on the foundation website.
About the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture:
Founded in 2011, the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to enhance awareness and understanding of agriculture’s contribution and importance to the state of Oklahoma. The foundation supports a variety of projects and programs, such as the Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs programs, the Grown for You commodity trailer and the Bushels for Books program. To learn more, visit www.OKFBFoundationForAgriculture.org.