Celebrate Ag Day This Week

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

Celebrate agriculture on March 14 for National Ag Day 2019! Whether you are attending the events in DC or celebrating in your local community, make sure you get involved this week.

National Ag Day Schedule:

Wednesday, March 13
Celebration of National Ag Day
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center

Thursday, March 14
Press Club Event
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Featured Speaker: United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky

Ag Day Youth Panel Discussion: Observations from the Next Generation of America’s Agriculturists

Moderated by Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky

​• Ridge Hughbanks, National FFA Central Region Vice President
• Zach Jacobs, AFA
• Irene Lewis, MANRRS Region IV Undergraduate Vice President
• Grace Brose, 2019 Essay Contest Winner

Newsmaker Hour
The Current State and Future of US Ag Trade: Challenges and Opportunities

• Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
• David Salmonsen,  Senior Director of Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
• Maria Zieba,  Director of International Affairs, National Pork Producers Council
• Hanna Abou-El-Seoud, Government Affairs Representative, Gordley Associates

Click here to register.

Other events in DC:

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Seminar
Enabling Open-source Data Networks in Public Agricultural Research
Monday, March 11, 2019 (time options below)

Noon to 1:00 PM
1300 Longworth House Office Building
9 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

2:30 to 3:30 PM
328A Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

4:30 to 6:00 PM
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
1307 New York Ave NW #400, Washington, D.C. (Board Room)

Click here to register.

Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit
Monday, March 18, 2019 8 AM- 5 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Link to register: https://www.agri-pulse.com/events/114-2019-agri-pulse-ag-food-policy-summit

Find great resources to promote National Ag Day at www.agday.org!

And check out the 2019 Ag Day Blog for great articles that celebrate American agriculture.

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