MACON, Ga. – The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is partnering with the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) to promote agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book “John Deere, That’s Who!” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS).
The GFB Foundation for Agriculture and Georgia EMC have given each county Farm Bureau in Georgia enough books for every public library in the county. Cobb County Farm Bureau recently delivered 17 copies of the book to Switzer Library in Marietta, GA to be distributed to each of the public libraries in Cobb County.
“John Deere, That’s Who!” by Tracy Maurer tells how American inventor and blacksmith John Deere designed the steel plow in the 1830s and how his invention allowed American pioneers to farm the thick soil in the Midwest. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture selected the book as its 2018 Book of the Year for its accurate and positive portrayal of agriculture.
Georgia Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state. It works to connect consumers with agriculture and offers its members a wide variety of benefits, including insurance, but enrollment in any of the member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership.
The GFB Foundation for Agriculture funds activities to educate students and consumers about how farmers grow their food. It also funds scholarships for students pursuing careers in agriculture. Visit www.gfbfoundation.org to learn more about the non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation or to make a donation.
The Georgia EMC is a statewide trade association that provides member-focused leadership, advocacy, education and communication services for the 41 electric membership corporations across Georgia.