Tuesday is National Agriculture Day, and Indiana will recognize the annual event with a special activity at the State Capital. Indiana’s Family of Farmers is sponsoring a celebration on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Statehouse north atrium.
There will be an agriculture appreciation luncheon, exhibits from a variety of Indiana farm organizations and agencies, and much more! Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be honoring the winners of the Ag Day video contest. Indiana FFA representatives will read the Governor’s official proclamation designating March 21 “Ag Day” in Indiana.
In Washington, Tana Elliott, from Kosciusko County, will be honored as the winner of the first National Ag Day photo contest. This is an event meant to encourage college students around the nation to celebrate modern agriculture. The contest theme was “Agriculture: Food for Life” and is sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). Elliott, from Etna Green, is currently in her first year of attending Ivy Tech Community College. She is majoring in medical assisting and phlebotomy. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship for winning the contest. “National Ag Day is a good idea. That’s because, in this day and age, there are many people who need to learn more about farm life,” says Elliott.