For the sixth year in a row, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of children’s book “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS).
Bill Kennedy, district manager for Altamaha EMC, and Dana Nasworthy of Emanuel County Farm Bureau recently delivered a copy of the book to Franklin Memorial Library’s director, Gladys Collins, and Shari Watt, library assistant and ECFB Women’s Committee president.
“Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish,” written by Viola Butler and illustrated by Ward Jenkins, tells the story of Church, who is taken—poof!—on a memorable, delicious adventure to a dairy farm, with the help of his “Dairy Godmother,” Along the way, Chuck finds out exactly where ice cream comes from and gains an even deeper love and appreciation for his favorite food. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture selected “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” as its 2021 Book of the Year for its accurate and positive portrayal of agriculture.
The GFA works with Georgia Farm Bureau and other Georgia agricultural and educational organizations to achieve its mission. The foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing agricultural careers. It also funds leadership development programs and projects that increase the public’s understanding of agriculture. Additionally, GFA recently launched the Georgia Ag Experience, a mobile classroom that introduces third through fifth graders to Georgia’s top crops.
Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association that represents the 41 electric cooperatives across Georgia, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, these customer-owned co-ops provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people across 73 percent of the state’s land area.