The Nebraska Agribusiness Club celebrated Ag Day (March 19) with a fundraiser social at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln. The event was generously hosted and sponsored by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Besides the great food and drinks, the members celebrated agriculture by raising funds to provide a copy of First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby to every elementary school library in the Lincoln Public Schools system. In total over $660 dollars were raised to purchase the books.
First Peas to the Table was recognized as the Agriculture in the Classroom’s book of year. The book is described as “A fun work of fiction in which a girl competes in a classroom garden competition to see who can get the ‘first peas to the table.’ Based on the contest that Thomas Jefferson hosted held with his friends and neighbors every year, this book seamlessly integrate school gardens, history, botany, and seasonal weather themes into one fun-to-read book.”