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March declared Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence has declared March Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana. The Hoosier celebration is an extension of National Ag Day, March 19.

Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFoF), a coalition of more than a dozen ag-related organizations, is sponsoring a kick off to the month-long celebration on Monday, March 5 in recognition of the significant economic and cultural contributions agriculture makes to the Hoosier state.

Indiana’s Family of Farmers Statehouse Reception

Tuesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

An Ag Appreciation Month luncheon reception and special presentation is in the Statehouse North Atrium for legislators and staff. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, is announcing the winners of the Ag Essay Contest and Cameron Mann, Indiana FFA state president, is reading the official governor’s proclamation.

Food Trucks Celebrate Agriculture Appreciation Month

Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ten food trucks are serving outside the Statehouse on Robert D. Orr Plaza from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.to celebrate Indiana’s Agriculture Appreciation Month. The public is encouraged to come out and support these local businesses and learn more about Indiana agriculture. All were featured regularly at the Statehouse Market, a State Personnel Department wellness initiative. To show their support of that program, dieticians from the Indiana Dietetic Association are also on hand to answer questions.  Indiana FFA state officers are available to answer questions on agriculture. 

 2013 Ag Essay Contest: “Our Food, Our Farmers”
The winners of the 2013 Ag Essay Contest, sponsored by IFoF and the Indiana Humanities, are announced during a presentation at the Statehouse reception.  For the 2013 competition, we have asked the same question of all three grade levels:

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