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Washington DC To Hear Amazing Story of American Agriculture

By Agriculture Council of America Press Release (1/14/11)

  FEBRUARY 8, 2011 --

On March 15, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host three major events in the nation’s Capitol: Coffee with the Secretary (invited), theMix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner.

The events honor National Agriculture Week and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

Coffee will be held at the USDA Whitten Building Patio from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack has been invited to attend. You can register for the coffee at www.agday.org

The annual Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon will be held at the Cannon Caucus Room, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but advance reservations are required. Approximately 50 student delegates from FFA, 4-H and AFA will be in attendance, along with Outstanding Farmer of the Year honorees. You can regiser for the luncheon at www.agday.org.

The National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner will follow at the USDA Whitten Building Patio at 5:30 p.m. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been invited to speak. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at www.agday.org.

This is the 38th anniversary of National Ag Day (March 15, 2011), which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country and is part of National Ag Week (March 13-19, 2011).

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Learn more at www.agday.org.


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