Schools throughout Orange and the region have been given agriculture picture books as part of a national donation project.
Students at Glenroi Heights Public School were among those across the country to be given a set of author Alice Mabin's The Grower series of books.
The books feature aspects of rural life ranging from farming to droving and truck driving and include images of farmers from the Orange region.
Western Australia's largest grain farmer John Nicoletti bought 4000 books and donated them to schools across Australia.
Each set of books cost $200.
He said he hoped the books would inspire children to go into primary producing careers.
"I've probably seen more droughts than good years but I still managed to put together a big chunk of land," he said.
"It want to encourage our young people. If we can give 10 or 50 or 100 people the inspiration to get out there and have a real crack, that's what it's all about."
Ms Mabin said she took to social media to seek help to distribute the books so that children could appreciate the work of growers and producers.
"Ag is the heart of our country and with these books school kids will get a better understanding of how and why that is," she said.
They are the most amazing photos and they are so diverse in what they cover.Ann Hodgens, Glenroi Heights Public School librarian
Glenroi Heights Public School librarian Ann Hodgens said they were an asset that would help students learn about farming and rural life and could assist in studies about drought.
"They're beautiful. They give children a great insight into what our country looks like," she said.
"It's not just farming.
"They are the most amazing photos and they are so diverse in what they cover."
Orange's Collins Booksellers store has paid for the freight costs for 20 schools from Orange to Blayney, Cowra and Tullamore to receive the books.
Co-owner Phillip Schwebel said he and wife Margaret met Ms Mabin several years ago and stocked her books.
He said they covered all aspects of rural life.
"It's a great books for kids to look at and see what farming life is like and see what droving life is like," he said.
"This is an amazing book for kids."
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