For the sixth year in a row, The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the 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 Canady, district manager for Altamaha EMC, and Dana Nasworthy, Emanuel County Farm Bureau, recently delivered a copy of the book to Franklin Memorial Library Director Gladys Collins and Library Assistant Shari Watt and ECFB Women’s Committee president.
“Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” is written by Viola Butler and illustrated by Ward Jenkins. With the help of his Dairy Godmother, Chuck is taken—poof! —on a memorable and delicious adventure to a dairy farm. He 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 the book 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, funds leadership development programs and projects that increase the public’s understanding of agriculture. The recently launched 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% of the state’s land area.