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Cornell Cooperative To Host Literacy Work Programs

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program will host several Agricultural Literacy Week programs the week fo March 20-24.

In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 20th – March 24th), area elementary students will participate in the New York State Agricultural Literacy Week, locally coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. This year, more than 2,500 Chautauqua County elementary students have the opportunity to participate in learning about tomatoes with a fun agricultural related book and activity.

This year’s book selection is Tomatoes for Neela. Author Padma Lakshmi takes young readers on an intergenerational journey full of flavors and food facts that celebrates a family’s treasured recipes. Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal brings this circle of women to life with vivid detail and warmth.

Ag Literacy Week is promoted and organized by staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. Local businesses, farmers, and community members donate the necessary funds to purchase books and materials for the program. They also volunteer their time as readers, providing agriculturally involved readers for students across the county. For more information about Ag Literacy Week, call Molly Brown at 716-664-9502, ext. 216, or email mrb287@cornell.edu.

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