Have you ever been reading a book to a child and thought, 'I could write something like this'? Or ever wondered why your segment of agriculture isn't portrayed more accurately? Now is your chance to go beyond the 'I should do this' stage, and learn what it takes!

Join the American Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture on June 7th at noon Eastern for a 90-minute webinar about accurate agriculture picture books. 

In the webinar, you will learn:

  • Why picture books that accurately portray agriculture and rural life are important
  • Picture book basics
  • Why our favorite books are our favorite
  • Resources to help improve your writing

The webinar is free, but there are limited spaces available. Register for the webinar here. While it is free, donations to support the Ag Foundation are appreciated! You can donate here.

Anyone who participates can enter to receive a complimentary 1000 word or less fiction picture book manuscript critique from Julia Recko, Senior Director of Publishing and Education Outreach. Participants who donate to the Foundation will get an additional entry. Three participants will be randomly selected. To enter, fill out this form.

The webinar will be recorded but only available for a limited time to view after the session. Only participants who register will be given access to the link. 

The webinar is connected to Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, with a goal of bringing children accurate knowledge about how their food is grown.

Today farms aren’t full of pitchforks, straw hats, and overalls. Farmers still love overalls, but that isn’t always what they wear! Similarly, books with talking animals can be fun to read, but that’s not an accurate depiction of agriculture. Farmers and ranchers across the country are becoming more diverse every year – and more women are taking an active role in farm operations. With accurate agricultural books for children, we show that there is a space for everyone in agricultural careers and fields.

For more information on how to participate with Feeding Minds Press, contact info@feedingmindspress.com.