National Ag Day 2017 Slated for March 21

Baton Rouge, La. - The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center and College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (the Land-Grant Campus) will be hosting its annual National Ag Day celebration on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. This year’s theme is “Food for Life.” National Ag Day is a nation-wide celebration where individuals and institutions recognize the importance of agriculture and how it relates to everyday life.

National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Join us on March 21 to show your appreciation to all those in the agriculture industry responsible for feeding over seven billion mouths every day.

Ag Day wants to help young people acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industries.

Youth and adults are invited to come and experience live animal demonstrations, food demonstrations, technology and more at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Students will learn how agriculture impacts their daily living and how to sustain healthy living for life through food. The importance of the food and agricultural industry and its contribution statewide, nationally, and globally will be discussed with Ag Day participants. Presentations in relevant areas will be made by university faculty, staff, students and other community partners.

This event will be held at Southern University F.G. Clark Activity Center - SU mini dome, Baton Rouge, La.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Renita W. Marshall at (225)771-0252