The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will announce its 15th Book of the Year on Sunday, Jan.9, at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The winning book will be unveiled at the annual Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, where attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book provided by Farm Bureau Bank.
The Book of the Year award stems from the Foundation’s effort to identify “Accurate Farm Books,” a collection of over 400 books for children, adolescents and adults that accurately cover agricultural topics. In addition to their accuracy, the book of the year selections are educational, reflect the love of farmers and ranchers for the land and what they do, create positive public perceptions of agriculture, inspire readers to learn more and touch the lives of their readers as well as tell the story of the farmer.
Previous book of the year selections are “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish by Viola Butler”, “Full of Beans” by Peggy Thomas, “Right This Very Minute” by Lisl Detlefsen, “John Deere, That’s Who! ” by Tracy Nelson Maurer, “Sleep Tight Farm” by Eugenie Doyle, “First Peas to the Table” by Susan Grigsby and “The Apple Orchard Riddle” by Margaret McNamara. The full list of Book of the Year winners is here.
Daniel Meloy, executive director of the Foundation, said the 15th book of the year will continue the high standards of those previous selections.
“The Book of the Year picks are as diverse as American Farming, but they all tell stories of farmers and ranchers in an educational and engaging way. The next book of the year, which has been selected but will not be announced until the annual convention, continues that tradition, ”said Meloy.
Copies of the year 2022 book, related educational guides, and a new Ag Mag will be available at the Farm Bureau Bank booth. In addition, Ward Jenkins, illustrator of “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish”, the book of the year 2021, will sign his book at the Foundation booth on January 9 from 10:30 am to 12 pm and 2 pm. am to 3:30 pm Be sure to bring your copy of “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” to the salon.
The Flapjack Fundraiser is an incredibly popular annual convention event. Tickets, which can be purchased through the Registration system for the annual conference, are $ 100 per person or $ 1,100 for a table for 10.