Farm Bureau, Jackson EMC make book donation

Madison County Farm Bureau and Jackson EMC recently presented a copy of the children’s book “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” to the Madison County Public Library. The donation was made on behalf of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and Georgia EMC. Pictured (L-R) are Connie Bohanan, Jackson EMC Neese District Administrative Assistant; Jean Mullis, Jackson EMC Neese District Manager; Carley Guillorn Stewart, Madison County Library Youth Specialist; and Mandy Moon, Madison County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair.

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), according to a press release.

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) and Georgia EMC have given each county Farm Bureau in Georgia enough books for every public library in the county. Madison County Farm Bureau and Jackson EMC recently delivered a copy of the book to the Madison County Library during Friends of the Library Week.

“Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” by Peggy Thomas introduces readers to the many products soybeans are used to make and how inventor Henry Ford explored ways to use soybeans. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture selected the book as its 2020 Book of the Year for its accurate and positive portrayal of agriculture. The GFA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders for success in Georgia agriculture. The GFA works with Georgia Farm Bureau and other Georgia agricultural and educational organizations to achieve its mission. The foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing agricultural careers, funds leadership development programs and projects that increase the public’s understanding of agriculture. It will soon launch the Georgia Ag Experience, a mobile classroom that introduces third through fifth graders to Georgia’s top crops. To make a tax-deductible donation or learn more about the foundation, visit www.gafoundationag.org.

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