Local Students Learn about Farming

Who loves pancakes? Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone visited West Chester Area Daycare Center to talk to kindergarteners about the important role farms play in our daily lives, as part of National Ag Literacy Week, March 12-23.

“Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear,” says Cozzone. “It’s our county’s number one industry. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help kids in our community learn more about where our food comes from. My fellow Commissioners and I appreciate all of the farmers and agriculture professionals who work hard to provide it for us.”

Cozzone read “Tyler Makes Pancakes,” a book by TV celebrity chef, Tyler Florence that explores how common ingredients begin on the farm and end up on our plate. The book was chosen by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Friends of Agriculture Foundation and distributed to volunteer classroom readers all over the state to increase student knowledge about the importance of agriculture.