The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Feeding Minds Press has released a new book, “My Family’s Soybean Farm,” along with a companion educator guide.
The story, geared for grades K-2, follows the farm adventures of Alexander, who takes readers on a tour of his family’s soybean farm, showing how soybeans are planted, grown and harvested, technology used on the farm, pest management techniques, and the many different products soybeans are used in.
My Family’s Soybean Farm was created by Iowa natives with farm backgrounds. Author Katie Olthoff has written extensively about agriculture and lives on a turkey farm with her family. Illustrator Joe Hox was raised on a farm and has illustrated more than a dozen books, including Zoe’s Hiding Place and Farmer Gary’s Birthday Adventure.