Accurate Agriculture Books

What is an accurate agriculture book?

  • Has 100% accurate information about agriculture with particular attention to modern farming practices  
  • Positive portrayal of agriculture and farmers
  • Does not contain anthropomorphic animals (animals that talk or act like humans)
  • Does not convey any stereotypical depictions of rural life (ex. overalls and a pitch fork)
  • Does not portray unsafe situations in pictures, graphics or text

For a comprehensive and searchable list visit American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Pillars of Agricultural Literacy

The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy is a tool which offers a framework for agricultural literacy throughout life beginning with early childhood. LEARN MORE 

Indiana Agriculture in the Classroom Staff Favorites

  • Who Grew My Soup* by Tom Darbyshire
  • How Did That Get In My Lunchbox* by Chris Butterworth
  • Oh Say Can You Seed* by Bonnie Worth
  • The Cow in Patrick O’Shanhan’s Kitchen* by Diana Prichard
  • The Beef Princess of Practical County* by Michelle Houts
  • First Peas to the Table* by Susan Grigsby
  • Terra Nova Test Preparation Readers  

*educator and/or student resources available