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Arthur Publishi'ng Co./Mt. Zion Publications - Wednesday, March 13, 2013-' Section 2 Page 1 National Ag Day Expands Celebration for 40th Anniversary Two days of high-profile events set for Washington, D.C. on March 18 & 19 In response to growing at- March 19, 2013 tenfion on the global avail- * USFRA Food Dialogues: ability of food, and in recogni- The Next Generation of Food tion of the 40th Anniversary & Farming--A special event of National Agriculture Day, featuring young influencers March 19, 2013, the Agricul- exploring food trends and ture Council of America has advancements in modern announced a full two-day agriculture. Location TBA, lineup of high-profile events 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the nation's Capital. * Mix-and-Mingle Lun- 'rhis is undoubtedly the cheon--A luncheon emceed most important Ag Day pro- by legendarY agricultural gram in our history," said broadcaster Orion Samuel- Jenny Pickett, President, Ag- son and featuring the Out- riculture Council of America. standing Young Farmer "Our goal is to ensure the honorees and members of eyes of the nation are on the Congress. Cannon Caucus contributions American agri- Room, 11:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. culture makes not just here FREE OF CHARGE in the United States, but also * Celebration of Ag Din- around the world. That's the ner--This event will feature message we're taking to the the U.S. Secretary of Agri- Hill, and the message that culture and Teresa Scanlan, will be carried through com- Miss America 2011, and hon- munities across America." or the winners of the Ag Day 2013 events include: essay, video essay and poster March 18, 2013 contests. USDA Whitten Pa- Farm to Fork Politics: tio, 5:00 p.m. TICKETS: $150 An insider's look at the year PER PERSON, OR $1,500 ahead for food and agricul- FOR A RESERVED TABLE ture---A panel discussion OF 10 moderated by Sara Wyant of Complete details and reg- Agri-Pulse and featuring J.B. istration information can be Penn, Chief Economist, John found at Deere; Dr. Keith Collins, for- Nationa! Ag Day is made mer Chief Economist, USDA; possible by a number of part- and B. Hudson Riehle, Se, nering organizations and nior Vice President of the sponsors. 2013 Partners in- Research and Information clude John Deere, Successful Services Division, National Farming, DTN/The Progres- RestaurantAssociation. Hart sive Farmer, Farm Progress, Senate Office Building Room AgHub, CHS, U.S. Custom 902,3:30-5:00p.m. Harvesters, Inc., National Agri-Pulse Reception fol- Cattlemen's Beef Association lows in the same room. No 'and the National Pork Pro- charge to attend reception, ducers Council. A complete listing can be found at www. National Ag Day is or- ganized by the Agriculture Council of America and cel- ebrated 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 in- creasing the public's aware- n'ess of agriculture's role in modern society. Founded in 1973, National Ag D@ encourages every American to: * Understand how food and fiber products are prodxced. * Appreciate the role ag- riculture plays in providing safe, abundant and afford- able products. * Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. * Acknowledge and consid- er career opportunities in the OU manage the farm. manage the risk. Diversified Services' agents are in the business of crop insurance. But more importantly, they're in the business of relationships. They help you sift through the details to find what policy is best for you. 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