|Posted:||January 31, 2019 10:54 AM|
|From:||Representative Barbara Gleim|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Designating March 18-22, 2019 as "Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week"|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating the week of March 18-22, 2019, as "Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week" and congratulating Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation was created in 1986, and their mission is to preserve and promote agriculture, the Commonwealth's largest industry. Agricultural education not only teaches students about agriculture, but they also learn about food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.
As a farmer, creating educational programs for children who may not have much exposure to the agriculture community, is very important to me. Agriculture generates employment and economic activity on over 50,000 farms, accounting for a $135.7 billion annual economic impact.
I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution to recognize the importance of educating our youth on all aspects of agriculture.
Introduced as HR103