Story inspired by former Maryland Farm Bureau president
March 18, 2020 – At a time when consumers of all ages are growing in curiosity about where their food comes from, a new children’s book introduces readers to the round-the-clock work and ingenuity of dairy farming. “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” is now available from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture.
“‘Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish’ is a delightful and educational story that we hope will engage young readers and spark curiosity about where their food comes from,” Daniel Meloy, executive director of the Foundation said. “That’s our goal with every resource the Foundation provides, and we’re excited to add this story to the growing library of books that tell the story of modern agriculture.”
In this “dairy-tale,” a young boy named Chuck wishes for all the ice cream he can eat, prompting his “Dairy Godmother” to show up to grant his wish with a dairy farm, where he gets a firsthand look at all the hard work and care that goes into producing his favorite treat.
Just like young Chuck, readers can learn more about the real work of a dairy farm, and the story doesn’t stop on the last page. The Foundation also released a companion video to introduce readers to a real dairy farmer named Chuck, former Maryland Farm Bureau President and “ice cream farmer,” Chuck Fry.
”People connect with ice cream more than they connect with dairy farming,” says Fry. “I’m glad that I could serve as just one example of an “ice cream farmer” to make that connection with children about where their food comes from and how it’s made.”
“Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” is the second title from Feeding Minds Press, which published “Right This Very Minute” in January 2019. The book is available for purchase directly from Feeding Minds Press, as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.
About Feeding Minds Press
Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and to who grows it.