CASSTOWN — Recently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter donated an agriculture book to the library of Miami East Elementary. The book donated was “Sleep Tight Farm” by Eugenie Doyle. The book explains a captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. The books explains that all year-long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.
The book was chosen as the Book of the Year by the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture Foundation. It will be available for all the elementary students to learn about where their food comes from and gain a better understanding of agriculture in their lives. Each year the American Farm Bureau selects a book for its accuracy in agriculture and farm-friendly.
The same book will be donated to the libraries of Troy City Schools’ Kyle, Cookson, Forest, and Heywood Elementary Schools. The buildings chosen participate in the Miami East-MVCTC FFA’s Ag Day in May.
According to FFA member Alex DiNardo, “FFA understands the importance of agriculture through explaining to students and future consumers of how their food gets to them. I love reading and want to pass along the love to elementary students.”
This project was a special program of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter, Altrusa Club of Troy, and Miami County Farm Bureau.