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UPDATE: The outdoor portion of Ag Day on Campus is postponed from Tuesday, April 17, until Tuesday, April 24, due to the snow. 

RIVER FALLS - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the annual Ag Day on Campus from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, to promote Wisconsin agriculture. The event is free and open to the public.

Through interactive events, non-agricultural students, faculty and community members are invited to learn more about agriculture, interact with animals and enjoy food grown and raised by farmers. This year’s theme is “kNOw Ag, kNOw Food.”

Student organizations in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), along with local agricultural businesses, will have educational and interactive booths set up outside on the University Center mall in the middle of campus.

In addition, beginning at 4:45 p.m., a free beef sandwich meal will be served in Room 200 of the Agricultural Science building and at 5:15 p.m., Wisconsin Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf will speak about her personal experience in agriculture and government trends that influence today’s agricultural policy. 

“Ag Day on Campus is a great opportunity to reach out to our fellow students who don’t have as much contact with agriculture as we do,” said current member Joelle Liddane. “As Farm Bureau members, we take great pride in educating people about everything that goes into producing the food they eat and the clothes they wear. When you’re so far removed from farming, it can be easy to become misinformed about agriculture, so that’s where we as a Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter can step up and change that.”

The UW-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter was first established on campus in April 2012 and is associated with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (wfbf.com), Wisconsin's largest general farm organization. Much like Wisconsin's diverse agricultural landscape, Farm Bureau members represent all farm commodities, and all farm sizes and management styles. Farm Bureau's mission is to lead farming and rural communities through legislative representation, education, public relations and leadership development.

For more information, email beth.zimmer@my.uwrf.edu or call CAFES at 715-425-3535.
 

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