Farm organizations put special twist on literacy event

Andrew Leimgruber reads to third graders at Meadows Union School in El Centro Thursday at the inaugural Read a Book with a Farmer Day. COURTESY PHOTO

Four Imperial Valley agriculture entities teamed up to celebrate Thursday’s National Read a Book Day with a twist.

UC Farm Smart, Imperial County Farm Bureau, Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association and Imperial Valley Water connected 15 volunteers from the agricultural community with 14 classrooms across Imperial County to launch the first Imperial Valley Read a Book with a Farmer event.

Farm organizations put special twist on literacy event

Brian Strahm reads “Who Grew My Soup,” by Tom Darbyshire, to third graders at Pine Elementary School in Holtville Thursday. COURTESY PHOTO

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