Importance of ag shared around the nation

Agricultural magnate John Nicoletti wants to share the future of the industry he loves - purchasing 4000 books that highlight Australian primary producers, and donating them to schools across the country.

Last week 2000 schools across the country received a set of Alice Mabin's 'The Grower' series - representing the largest private donation to the education system.

Each set was valued at $200.

Mr Nicoletti said his Wheatbelt upbringing inspired his donation.

"I've probably seen more droughts than good years but I still managed to put together a big chunk of land," he said.

"I 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 - this is what it's about."

Author Alice Mabin took to social media to facilitate the books' dispersion, and teachers, families and businesses big and small got behind the project, helping to cover freight costs to each school.

"I saw the passion and perseverance that Aussie growers put into their animals and produce, but I also saw the disconnect between this industry and the people who are fed and clothed because of it," Ms Mabin said.

"I knew I needed to somehow bridge that divide between those who are involved and those who aren't, the country and the city, and get recognition for our farmers.

"John took it one step further by making sure as many school kids as possible can get their hands on these books.

"Ag is the heart of our country, and with these books, school kids will get a better understanding of how and why that is."

Local farmer, Matt McCaw covered the freight cost for local schools including Bakers Hill Primary, Northam Primary, West Northam Primary and Wundowie Primary to receive the books.