Local farm bureau donates books as a part of National Ag Week
CARTHAGE, IL —
Students across Hancock County now have a few more books to put on their shelves.
The Hancock County Farm Bureau spent the afternoon visiting schools across the county reading books to students about agriculture.
This in an effort because of National Agriculture Week.
Hancock County Farm Bureau manager Kristen Huls says, times have changed and it's important students learn what agriculture is.
"As time goes on, the generations are further and further removed from the farm. A lot of kids in the classroom today may have never been on a farm whereas years ago they probably grew up on a farm or parents grew up on a farm,” said Huls.
Huls says it's important to teach students how their clothes are made or where their food comes from.
Students were treated to a healthy agriculture snack after today's readings.