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Wisconsin classrooms gear up for National Ag Day 2020

Wisconsin classrooms gear up for National Ag Day 2020 Wisconsin classrooms gear up for National Ag Day 2020

Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom encourages everyone to celebrate National Ag Day, March 24, through participation in the annual youth coloring contest and reading event. The theme for National Ag Day is, “food brings everyone to the table.”

Join farmers, teachers, FFA and 4-H members, college students and other agricultural enthusiasts, by reading books about agriculture on National Ag Day. Participants are encouraged to identify a group they want to read to.

Ideas include elementary classrooms, home school families, nursing home residents, daycare groups or anywhere people are interested in learning about agriculture. The recommended book is the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom’s Book of the Year, Right This Very Minute, by Wisconsin author Lisl Detlefsen.

Readers are welcome to choose other accurate books about agriculture, too. After the visit, participants are asked to com- plete a report form, available on the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website, so the outreach of the activities can be tabulated.

Use #WiReadsAg2020 on social media, to talk about National Ag Day and the selected reading activity.

For the contest, students should draw and color a picture that shows people who are involved in growing, producing, processing, selling, preparing or somehow have another connection to food. Young artists may focus on one person or several, and may add a caption to describe their picture.

Entries are due March 31.

The contest is open to children ages 12 and under, with three divisions: ages six and under, ages seven through nine; and ages 10 through 12.

The entry page and contest rules are located at wisagclassroom. org. All contest rules and forms are in the 2020 Ag Day activities and contest booklet.