TO THE EDITOR: New York Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to announce the eighth-annual New York Ag Literacy Week in support of its mission of fostering awareness, understanding and appreciation of agriculture.
During the week of March 18 to 22, volunteers throughout the state will go into classrooms to read a book with an agricultural theme and talk to students about agriculture. The book will be donated to the school library.
Last year, nearly 2,500 books were read and donated, and thousands of second-graders participated.
I am the Ag Literacy Week coordinator for Clinton County. I am looking for second-grade classrooms that would be interested and available during the week of March 18 to have a volunteer come to their classroom to read to the children about bees and beekeeping and answer some agricultural-related questions. There is also a lesson plan and activities available for teachers.
If you are a second-grade teacher and would like to have a volunteer come to your class, please contact me at 846-7343 after school hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Ag Literacy Week and to register your class to participate in it, you can go online at www.agclassroom.org/ny.
Education and promotion
Clinton County Farm Bureau
TO THE EDITOR: Over past weeks, there has been a bombardment of angry Letters to the Editor regarding the new gun regulations passed down from Washington and filtering through the states.
I have lived in the North Country my entire life. We like to hunt, we like to target shoot, we like our guns.
However, I’m also a mother. I have grown babies in my womb. I have experienced the pains of labor. I have held my little ones close, nursed them strong and raised them up. God save me from such a day as the mothers and fathers experienced in Newtown.