About the Program

In celebration of agriculture in Nebraska, volunteers throughout the state read an agriculture-themed book to elementary students in Nebraska.

Each book is provided by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation. This program equips farmers, ranchers, and agriculture industry leaders to read to children in their community and, in turn, donate the book to the classroom or school. The mission if the program is to increase student knowledge about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.

2019-2020 Book

RightThisVeryMinuteRight This Very Minute

By: Lisl H. Detlefsen

What’s that you say? You’re hungry? Right this very minute? Then you need a farmer! You have stories of so many right here on your table. Award winners Lisl H. Detlefsen and Renee Kurilla’s delicious celebration of food and farming is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from – right this very minute!

For free educational activities and videos from REAL farmers showing what they are up to right this very minute, visit www.feedingmindspress.org!

How to Participate

Check back in August 2020 for the next Agriculture Reading Hour Program!

By signing up for the program you agree to:

    1. Read the book, Right This Very Minute, to a classroom.
    2. Donate the book to the school library or classroom.
    3. Submit a photo of your book reading experience to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Thank you for seeing the need for agricultural awareness and joining us to take agriculture directly into a classroom. With a $15 donation, you can provide a volunteer a book to take into the classroom to help approximately 20 students learn about agriculture.

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Past Ag Reading Hour Programs

JohnDeere ThatsWho

2018-2019 Book

John Deere, That's Who!

By: Tracy Nelson Maurer

Books donated in memory of Charles and Dorothy Wiechert. 

Before we eat

2017-2018 Book

Before We Eat

By: Pat Brisson

Books provided from a grant from Farm Credit Services

First Peas to the Table2016-2017 Book

First Peas to the Table

By: Susan Grigsby

Books provided from a grant from Farm Credit Services