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Secretary Bartenfelder Reads to Students at Lothian Elementary School

Part of Department’s Celebration of Maryland Agriculture Week

 – Secretary Joe Bartenfelder today visited second- and third-grade students at Lothian Elementary School (Anne Arundel) to read See What We Eat, this year’s official book of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) Ag Literacy Program. The book follows a group of children on a farm tour that introduces each of the basic food groups and emphasizes the importance of healthy eating and local food production.

“I’m happy to be here today with the students from Lothian Elementary School and to share my passion for agriculture and the environment with them. Agriculture provides the food and nutrition to help students to succeed in school,” said Secretary Bartenfelder. “Working together with educators, our public libraries, and families across Maryland, we can prepare the future leaders of Maryland to live and learn with excitement.”

Today’s event is part of the department’s ongoing celebration of Maryland Agriculture Week, and also coincides with National Nutrition Month. Visit the department’s website for more ways to celebrate #MdAgWeek!

Hi-res photos from today’s event are available via Flickr.

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Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

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Telephone: 410-841-5889

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