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It's National Ag Month and BSCD is getting a Little Free Library

March 1, 2023

March is National Agriculture Month! It’s a time to celebrate all the hard work and dedication that farmers put into feeding the world. It’s also a time to learn more about agriculture and the important role it plays in our lives, especially here in Boundary County. Idaho agriculture is diverse, abundant, and rooted in our history. According to the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Idaho has nearly 25,000 farms and ranches which produce more than 185 different commodities. Idaho ranks in the top 10 in the nation in 30 of those commodities.

Idaho is the third-largest agricultural state in the west. Agriculture remains a fundamentally important part of Idaho’s economy, communities, and way of life.

To celebrate National Ag month and National Agricultural Literacy Week, Boundary Soil Conservation District and Boundary County Farm Bureau Federation are excited to announce the unveiling of the newest Free Little Library here in Boundary County to celebrate the connection of food, fiber, and culture and how it ties generations together.

A little Free Library is a free book sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book. They function on the honor system. You do not need to share a book in order to take one. If you take a book or two from our little library and want to bring it back so another person can enjoy it, great!

Our little library will focus on Agricultural Literature for all ages so young and old or in between, swing by! This little library will also feature free coloring pages, games and other educational materials. This little library was made possible by promotion and education outreach funds, Farm Bureau memberships and donations.

The library will make its premiere at the Boundary Soil Conservation District (USDA Office), 6813 El Paso Street, Suite 1, during National Agriculture Week, starting March 21. It will be located in the foyer of the USDA building until weather permits it to be accessible outside.

You can also download the Little Free Library app on any Android or Apple phone to find the exact location as well as find other registered little free libraries in your area.

If you are interested in learning more about the Boundary Soil Conservation District or Boundary County Farm Bureau Federation or would like to make a donation to our Little Library, please reach out to District Administrator and local Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Chairperson Cassie Olson at (208) 946-8896.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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