2021 Ag Literacy Week

March 15-21 Ag Literacy Week - Volunteer Readers Needed


Ag Literacy Week - Volunteers Needed

  • Monday, March 15, 2021, 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 21@ 5:00 PM

NY Ag Literacy Week: March 15-20, 2021

New York Ag-in-the-Classroom and the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H program invite you to be a reader for the annual Agriculture Literacy Week to be held March 15 to 21, 2021. Last year, 2000 books were donated to school or classroom libraries and books were read by volunteers to thousands of second graders throughout New York State.


The selected book for 2021 is "Chuck's Ice Cream Wish (Tales Of The Dairy Godmother)" written by Viola Butler with Art by Ward Jenkins With the help of his Dairy Godmother, Chuck is taken—poof!—on a memorable and delicious adventure to a dairy farm. He finds out exactly where ice cream comes from and gains an even deeper love and appreciation for his favorite food.

Contributing nearly $2.4 billion to the state gross domestic product and covering approximately 7.3 million acres, agriculture is vital to New York State. The New York Agriculture in the Classroom Program is excited to feature a book that displays the unique markets and diversity that encompasses many aspects of New York's agriculture while also focusing on food production and how consumers contribute to agriculture.

Volunteers Needed: 

  • Volunteers will visit local elementary schools during Ag Literacy Week to read and talk to children about New York's agriculture industry.
  • At the conclusion of the day's activities, the book will be donated to the school library for students and teachers to use throughout the school year. 2nd grade teachers and volunteers who are interested in participating in NY Ag Literacy Week should call or email the contact for this page. 
  • Visit the New York State Ag in the Classroom website to learn more about statewide activities and to learn about agriculture-themed books that have been featured in other years.
  • We have 28 classes sign up for this program! If you would love to be a volunteer please contact Dana Havas at the CCE office 607-391-2660.


Dana Havas
Agriculture Team Leader

Last updated February 17, 2021