April 14, 2024

Indiana Farm Bureau names 2024 Book of the Year

“My Family’s Corn Farm”

Next year, Ag in the Classroom volunteers will read "My Family's Corn Farm" out loud and donate copies for future use in the classroom.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The 2024 Indiana Farm Bureau Book of the Year is “My Family’s Corn Farm,” written by Katie Olthoff with illustrations by Joe Hox.

The book follows Presley and her family as they produce corn — one of the top crops grown in American agriculture.

Presley educates readers about what she and her family do on their corn farm, including planting and harvesting corn, practicing erosion prevention and tending to the needs of the corn plants.

The book highlights modern technologies that are used to grow corn. Readers also see examples of different corn products, such as corn chips, corn syrup and cornstarch.

For the eighth consecutive year, a statewide campaign led by the INFB Women’s Leadership Committee is underway to promote the book throughout 2024 in every county.

Ag in the Classroom volunteers will read the book out loud and donate copies for future use in the classroom.

The Ag in the Classroom program will also publish a curriculum for teachers.

The book can be purchased on Amazon. To learn more, visit the Ag in the Classroom section of INFB’s website.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor