The Pryor Times

Agriculture

May 17, 2014

Donating bushels for books

PRYOR, OK — Oklahoma Farm Bureau

As summer harvest approaches for many around the state, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation are asking producers to participate in the new Bushels for Books program created to help educate Oklahoma youth about agriculture.

The program allows farmers to donate a few bushels from their harvests – either by check or through their local co-ops – to purchase bushel baskets of accurate agricultural books to be placed in Oklahoma schools.  

Teachers will be given the opportunity to apply for the books starting in August 2014.  Applica-

tions will be sent to all Oklahoma schools and county Farm Bureau offices to encourage participation.

The program is open to all farmers, and donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

For questions about Bushels for Books, contact OKFB YF&R Coordinator Holly Carroll at 405-523-2397 or visit www.okfarmingandranchingfoundation.org to download a donation form.

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