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National Ag Day Celebration
Two Days of High-Profile Events Set for Washington, D.C. on March 14th & 15th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Pickett (913) 491-1895
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS
In response to growing attention on the global availability of food, and in recognition of National Agriculture Day, March 15, 2016, the Agriculture Council of America has announced a full two-day lineup of high-profile events in the nation’s Capitol.
“This is undoubtedly the most important Ag Day program in our history,” said Jenny Pickett, President, Agriculture Council of America. “Our goal is to ensure the eyes of the nation are on the contributions American agriculture makes not just here in the United States, but also around the world. That’s the message we’re taking to the Hill, and the message that will be carried through communities across America.”
2016 events include:
March 14, 2016
Agri-Pulse’s Ag Day kickoff event
3:30 – 5:00 Panel Discussion
5:00-7:00 Agri-Pulse Customer Appreciation Reception
Keep the conversation going: Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres after the panel discussion.
Sponsored by Agri-Pulse
Free of Charge
March 15, 2016
Press Club Breakfast - A breakfast at the National Press Club from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Speaker TBD. Registration coming soon!
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner - Event speaker is J.B. Penn, Chief Economist, John Deere. Secretary of Agriculturure Tom Vilsack is invited. We will also honor the winners of the Ag Day essay, video essay and poster contests as well as the Charles Eastin Award Presentation. USDA Whitten Patio, 5:00 p.m. Registration Coming Soon!
Hotel reservations can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn, Washington DC/US Capitol,
1225 First Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20002, USATEL: +1-202-408-4870
Room Rate: $279/night - make sure you mention Ag Day when making your reservations. Hotel Cut-Off date is February 19, 2016. Reservations made after February 19 are subject to higher rates and potential unavailability.
National Ag Day is made possible by a number of partnering organizations and sponsors. 2016 Partners include John Deere, Farm Journal Media, Meredith AgriMedia, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, Farm Progress, Carbon Media Group, CHS, U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc., Farmers Feeding the World, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Producers Council and Walmart. A complete listing can be found at www.agday.org.
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America and celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. 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.
Founded in 1973, National Ag Day 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 and register for events at www.agday.org.