The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging the agriculture community to celebrate National Ag Day on March 18 with two planned activities.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau is bringing back the #WIAgProud campaign for the second year in a row and encouraging all farmers and agriculturists to share what they do and why they do it on social media. They encourage sharing what makes you proud of Wisconsin agriculture by using #WIAgProud on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“What better time to share your involvement with agriculture than National Ag Day?” Amy Eckelberg, Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Director of Communications said. “Whether you grow, process, promote, or simply eat what comes from Wisconsin farms, we hope you will take 30 seconds to share your connection to Wisconsin agriculture on March 18.”
The hashtag that social media users should use is #WIAgProud. By tagging your social media posts with the hashtag, the Farm Bureau will be able to find and repost them. Five randomly selected people who use #WIAgProud will receive food vouchers for Culver’s.
For details and updates you can join the Facebook event by searching ‘Celebrate National Ag Day on March 18’ on Facebook or visiting http://bit.ly/wiagproud.
Ag in the Classroom’s Coloring Contest
The Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom program is hosting a coloring contest for children age 12 and under. Entries must be received via mail or email by March 13. Entries will be judged at the end of the contest with winners being announced on March 18. Winners will be notified by email, phone, or postal mail. The winner of each age group will receive a package of Ag in the Classroom prizes.
To enter, print out the coloring page which can be found at wisagclassroom.org/programs-activities/nationalagday, color it however you like and return your entry to Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom. Entries can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send your entry (via U.S. Mail) to: Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom P.O. Box 5550, Madison, WI 53705. The official contest rules can be found on the same webpage as the coloring page.
“We are excited to host this coloring contest for the first time to help celebrate National Ag Day. This is a great way to engage kids of all ages with agriculture,” Wendy Kannel, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator said.
You can find all the details for the #WIAgProud Campaign and coloring contest at wisagclassroom.org/programs-activities/nationalagday.
National Ag Day, organized by the Agriculture Council of America, is designated to help educate the world how food is grown, the role it plays in Americans’ lives and the U.S. economy and to highlight the various careers it involves.
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is a program to help K-12 students to understand the importance of agriculture coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with funding from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, other agricultural groups, and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.