The importance of reading and agriculture are highlighted when we celebrate “Wyoming Agricultural Literacy Week.” each year. Educating Wyoming elementary school children about agriculture and the role Wyoming farmers and ranchers play in keeping Wyoming strong is critical. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Committee started the “Ag Books for Kids” project in 2005 with a goal of building the collection of accurate agriculture reading materials in our state’s elementary schools.  

Watch remarks from Weston County Rancher Tucker Hamilton and Laramie County Farmer Todd Fornstrom

Wyoming students and teachers are encouraged to visit their school’s elementary library to check out the 2024 book "Seed, Soil, Sun" by Cris Peterson.   Three contests are offered for Wyoming students to encourage use of the book and provide application opportunities for what is learned.  The 2024 contests are:  Coloring Contest for kindergarten and first graders; Poster Contest for second and third graders; and a Marketing Ad Contest for fourth and fifth graders.  The county contest deadline is March 29, 2024.

Contest Rules/Details