Savannah Valley District

The Agriculture Literacy Program

Hillary Pope, County Extension Agent – Allendale

Ag Books for Allendale is an agricultural literacy program for kindergartners attending school in Allendale County. Clemson Extension Agent Hillary Pope is partnering with Allendale County Farm Bureau to help start the new program. The agriculture literacy program was created to allow students to learn about agriculture in their area while improving their reading skills. Our goal is for every kindergartner to receive an agriculture-based book and activity every month, but for now, we are sending out books twice a year.

Ag Books for Allendale kicked off in December with our first round of books. A total of 60 kindergartens are in the program, and they received their first book Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray, with a coloring sheet, crayons, and a short take-home lesson and activity. The students and teachers loved the books and activities and are looking forward to growing the program. If you would like to learn more information about Ag Books for Allendale, contact County Extension Agent Hillary Pope at 803-584-4207 or

Ag Books for Allendale
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

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