On March 8, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host three major events in the nation’s capital: a coffee event in the morning, the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. This year’s theme is “American Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. Amazing.”
The events honor National Agriculture Day 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.
The morning coffee event will be held at the USDA Whitten Building Patio from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is the invited guest of honor.
The annual Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon will be held in HC-5 in the Capitol Building, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but advance reservations are required. Approximately 50 student delegates from FFA, 4-H, the Consortium, Student NAMA and AFA will be in attendance, along with Outstanding Farmer of the Year honorees. The National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner will follow at the USDA Whitten Building Patio at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100.
For more information, go to www.agday.org.