01-16-17 CFA: Readers Needed for Colorado Ag Literacy Project

CFA: Readers Needed for Colorado Ag Literacy Project


Colorado Literacy Project brings Colorado Farmers and Ranchers into the classroom to read a book about agriculture to students. Teachers register their classes with CFA to let us know they want a volunteer to visit and read to their students.

During March, April and May students and their teachers can learn about food from the Colorado farmers and ranchers who produce it.

• Start to finish, the Literacy Project takes about 45 minutes.
• Literacy volunteers set up times to visit schools.
• Volunteers read to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
• Following the reading, volunteers do an activity with students and share their
experiences in agriculture.

This Literacy Project helps improve both the literacy of Colorado’s young readers and their knowledge of agriculture. Book chosen for this year’s reading is:

“Our Star Goes West’ follows the Chaney twins, Rianna and Sheridan, as they move west in to cattle county. Students get to enjoy Star’s new adventure moving from a small farm in Maryland to a huge ranch in south central Nebraska. The book introduces many new experiences for Rianna and Sheridan while they learn about ranch life up close and personal. It also shows the good care farmers and ranchers give their cattle no matter what the weather and points out the importance of farmers and ranchers to the environment and to wildlife.

Each class receives a free copy of the book and an accurate ag book list and more.

Sign up to read to students.

Thank you.

Bette Blinde, bblinde@growingyourfuture.com

970 881-2902