The 2016-17 NYFB Foundation Agricultural Fact School Calendars have all been mailed or hand-delivered to more than 5,500 third-grade classrooms and individuals who possess an educational mindset. The sponsors that have supported this program should be thanked by each of us within the agricultural community. They are fostering the feeding of New York’s third grade students with a diet rich in agricultural education, one bite at a time as they discover a new agricultural fact each and every day!
Each month and the inside cover were sponsored by a variety of agriculture organizations and businesses, which included: Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York, NYS Apple Country, NY School Nutrition Association, NY Pork Producers, NY Sire Stakes, Crop Production Services, Empire State Potato Growers, NY State Maple Foundation, NYS Turfgrass Association, NY Beef Council, American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association, and the Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. Several county Farm Bureaus have set up a local distribution network via members so they can build a bridge into the classrooms in their areas. A great tool to connect agriculture to the classrooms!