Farm Bureau women, Foundation to donate books to teachers
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation have partnered to sponsor the 2017 Bushels for Books program, which awards teachers and school librarians bushel baskets of accurate agriculture books to be used in their classrooms and libraries across the state.
“Today’s students are our state’s future leaders,” said Kitty Beavers, OKFB WLC chairman. “As farmers and ranchers, we’re proud to provide teachers and students with the opportunity to learn more about their food through the Bushels for Books program.”
Selected by the OKFB WLC, the books will cover various agriculture topics based on the grade levels receiving the books. Most books are elementary age appropriate.
Only one application may be submitted per school. To be eligible for consideration, a teacher can submit an application for a specific grade level or a school librarian can submit an application for books that range multiple grade levels.
The books will be presented during the Bushels for Books Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at the OKFB Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Applications are now available on the OKFB website, and must be submitted no later than Monday, Oct. 23 to:
Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Attn: Marcia Irvin
2501 N. Stiles
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For more information, contact Marcia Irvin by calling the OKFB home office at 405-523-2300.