Ag Week Programs and Activities2019-03-27T13:14:51-04:00

National

Ag Week

March 10-16, 2019

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Celebrate the abundance that agriculture supplies us every day by declaring March 10-16 National Agriculture Week in your chapter and community. Throughout the week, FFA encourages members to participate in programs and activities to bring awareness to agriculture, food and natural resources across the nation.

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  • Middle school and high school students can use this sample letter.
  • In elementary schools, have students write, draw, or create thank you letters or cards. Students may sign the cards, but do not include last names.
  • Send your classroom thank you notes to:
    American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
    600 Maryland Ave. SW Suite 1000W
    Washington, D.C. 20024
  • For more information, check out American Farm Bureau Foundation.
  • Put yourself in the farmers’ shoes with the Journey 2050 online game and Farmers 2050 in the app store.
  • Check out the #SpeakAg Dialogue: “Why is milk consumption lower today than in year’s past?”, and learn about what agriculturists are doing about the low consumption of milk in the U.S.
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  • Middle school and high school students can use this sample letter.
  • In elementary schools, have students write, draw, or create thank you letters or cards. Students may sign the cards, but do not include last names.
  • Send your classroom thank you notes to:
    American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
    600 Maryland Ave. SW Suite 1000W
    Washington, D.C. 20024
  • For more information, check out American Farm Bureau Foundation.
  • Put yourself in the farmers’ shoes with the Journey 2050 online game and Farmers 2050 in the app store.
  • Check out the #SpeakAg Dialogue: “Why is milk consumption lower today than in year’s past?”, and learn about what agriculturists are doing about the low consumption of milk in the U.S.

School Icon    At School     +

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  • Bring your favorite fruit or vegetable to class along with facts about where it was grown and how many producers we have in the U.S.
  • Host a classroom field trip to a local farm or ranch or to a university’s agricultural research farm.
  • Pass out #SpeakAg Cards around your school.
  • Share details of your supervised agricultural experience with peers at lunch.
  • Host a “lunch and learn” by inviting a guest speaker and having lunch in your ag classroom.
  • Watch #SpeakAg Dialogue: “Will plant evolution surpass herbicides and pesticides on the market?” In science class, discuss what ag science is doing for the food they eat.
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  • Bring your favorite fruit or vegetable to class along with facts about where it was grown and how many producers we have in the U.S.
  • Host a classroom field trip to a local farm or ranch or to a university’s agricultural research farm.
  • Pass out #SpeakAg Cards around your school.
  • Share details of your supervised agricultural experience with peers at lunch.
  • Host a “lunch and learn” by inviting a guest speaker and having lunch in your ag classroom.
  • Watch #SpeakAg Dialogue: “Will plant evolution surpass herbicides and pesticides on the market?” In science class, discuss what ag science is doing for the food they eat.

community    In Your Community     +

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  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or food pantry while wearing your favorite FFA or agriculture T-shirt.
  • Pass out information about agriculture through local stores.
  • Host a farmer’s market.
  • Host an Ag Day Breakfast for local government and business leaders.
  • Teach an agricultural lesson to an elementary class.
  • Check out USDA.gov for lesson plans.
  • Use the online game My American Farm to explore different agricultural topics.
  • Donate agriculture books to your public library and check out recommended publications here.
  • Grab the popcorn and host a watch party with the #SpeakAg Dialogue: “How do we best manage food waste?”, and start talking about what your community can do to combat food waste.
In Your Community2019-02-28T14:44:29-04:00
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or food pantry while wearing your favorite FFA or agriculture T-shirt.
  • Pass out information about agriculture through local stores.
  • Host a farmer’s market.
  • Host an Ag Day Breakfast for local government and business leaders.
  • Teach an agricultural lesson to an elementary class.
  • Check out USDA.gov for lesson plans.
  • Use the online game My American Farm to explore different agricultural topics.
  • Donate agriculture books to your public library and check out recommended publications here.
  • Grab the popcorn and host a watch party with the #SpeakAg Dialogue: “How do we best manage food waste?”, and start talking about what your community can do to combat food waste.

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