IWCS celebrates Agriculture Literacy Week

Published 9:15 am Friday, April 5, 2024

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In celebration of Agriculture Literacy Week, Windsor Elementary School (WES) students in grades K-5 were invited to the Isle of Wight County Schools’ Agricultural Land Lab for storytime.  Students in the agriculture program read the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom (VAIC) Book of the Year, Logan’s Greenhouse, to the WES classes at the student-built and maintained greenhouse.  After the reading, the elementary students were taken on a tour of the Land Lab, where they got to see and interact with various animals and farm life. The IWCS Agricultural Land Lab is a 30-acre working farm that provides authentic, hands-on learning experiences for students in the division’s agriculture program. The facility includes livestock, pastures, a greenhouse, a vegetable garden, and a state-of-the-art barn and classroom building. Virginia Agriculture In The Classroom is a statewide educational program providing resources, training and support to schools, educators, and volunteers so that they can meaningfully connect children to agriculture. Agriculture Literacy Week was celebrated March 18-22, 2024.