The goal of the Indiana Farm Bureau Book of the Year program is to provide Indiana county Farm Bureaus and Agriculture in the Classroom volunteers with additional tools to promote agriculture literacy and further the mission of our Agriculture in the Classroom program.
2023 Book of the Year: I LOVE Strawberries! by Shannon Anderson with art by Jaclyn Sinquett
Each year, the INFB Women’s Leadership Committee evaluates several books and sends three or four titles to the Book of the Year selection committee for consideration. The selection committee is made up of five experienced, enthusiastic Agriculture in the Classroom volunteers and educators. The selection committee uses a scoring rubric to evaluate each book received.
If you have a book you would like the committee to review, please reach out to one of the INFB Women’s Leadership Committee members or the INFB education coordinator.
2022 Book of the Year: My Family's Soybean Farm by Katie Olthoff with art by Joe Hox
2021 Book of the Year: Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish by Viola Butler with art by Ward Jenkins
2020 Book of the Year: Popcorn County: The Story of American’s Favorite Snack by Chris Peterson with photography by David R. Lundquist
2019 Book of the Year: Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals with art by Ashley Wolff
2018 Book of the Year: John Deere, That’s Who by Tracy Nelson Maurer with art by Tim Zeltner
2017 Book of the Year: The Kid Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews with art by Philip Hurst