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2014 National Ag Day Schedule
Monday, March 24
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel: Farm to Fork Politics: An insider’s look at the year ahead for food and agriculture
Moderated by: Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse
Venue: Hart 902
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception with Food and Drink Immediately Following
Sponsored by Agri-Pulse
Free of Charge
Please RSVP for this event at http://www.nama.org/agday.htm
Tuesday, March 25
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
The Great American Wheat Harvest
National Premiere Screening & Breakfast Reception
Join us for a first look at this new documentary film that celebrates and tells the story of the American Wheat Harvest. This film connects consumers with the people who produce and harvest the crops that feed the world. This event is FREE OF CHARGE.
Venue: National Museum of the American Indian
You must RSVP for this event at https://gawhpremiere.eventbrite.com
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Mix & Mingle Luncheon
Venue: Russell Caucus Room
Program: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speakers: Outstanding Young Farmer
Senator John Boozman (R-AR)
Free of charge. Please RSVP for this event at http://www.nama.org/agday.htm
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Congressional A Room
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free of Charge
The Next Generation of America’s Farmers and Ranchers: The next generation of farmers and ranchers is the inspiration for this panel discussion hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Join a panel discussion focused on what it means to be a farmer or rancher taking over responsibility for their family business in today’s environment. What are the challenges and opportunities for the next generation? What more can be done to support this group and inspire more people to become involved in agriculture? To register, please visit www.fooddialogues.com/ag-day-2014.
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner
Venue: Whitten Patio USDA Building
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speaker:Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Krysta Hardin
Essay Contest Winner
Charles Eastin Award Presentation
Video Essay to be played, Poster art on display
This is a ticketed event.
$150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10.
The Ag Day Dinner is SOLD OUT. Please contact the ACA Office at 913-491-1895 to be put on a waiting list as seats may become available.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Farmers Feeding the World
Venue: National Mall (on the gravel along 3rd St., NW with the Capitol Building in the background.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come visit the Farmers Feeding the World’s interactive HungerU exhibit that highlights the contributions agriculture has made towards fighting the global hunger crisis and challenges you to take action as a member of the global community. Visitors to HungerU are given the opportunity to join the thousands who comprise our national advocacy network to stay informed about hunger issues and ways they can take action to be part of the solution.
Wednesday, March 26
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Private Documentary Screening and Agricultural Debut: Farmland
Venue: Amphitheater at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
(Please enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. After passing through the security checkpoint, proceed to down the stairs to Concourse C.)
Join us and be one of the first to preview a new feature-length documentary, FARMLAND. Directed by James Moll, an Oscar® and two-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker, this documentary, which was made with the generous support of USFRA, takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their ‘20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming operation. An intimate Q&A about the documentary will be held immediately following the private screening of this film.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP online at www.fooddialogues.com/farmland-dc-rsvp by March 20, 2014, to reserve your ticket.For more information about FARMLAND and to see the film’s trailer, please visit www.farmlandfilm.com.