For January 1, 2010: Celebrate National Agriculture Day in your classroom or community. Each year the program promotes American agriculture and its essential role in maintaining a strong economy. The Agriculture Council of America and corporate sponsors maintain a website where you can download the event planning guide, find background material, read fun facts, join a mailing list, and order Ag Day posters. One event idea is to organize a pizza party. Then, have students think about how ingredients from their favorite food come from farms and ranches and how each is processed and delivered to the grocery store or restaurant. Be sure to check the site for more information.
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