U of M students to host Agriculture Awareness Day


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Today April 17th
What: University of Minnesota students and Minnesota agriculture groups host Agriculture Awareness Day
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Where: Church Street, University of Minnesota East Bank campus, Minneapolis

American agriculture continues to provide many of the necessities of everyday life, including food, fiber, clothing and fuel. Agricultural education students at the University of Minnesota will share that message with fellow students, faculty, staff and the general public during the third annual Agriculture Awareness Day, Tuesday, April 17.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Church Street, in the heart of the university?s East Bank in Minneapolis.

Organized under the leadership of students in the University of Minnesota Agricultural Education Club, the goal of the event is to increase awareness of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced and showcase the critical role American agriculture plays in maintaining a strong economy, especially as the world population continues to grow. A broad range of Minnesota agricultural producers, associations, corporations and government agencies are joining the students in this effort.

Attendees will have the chance to visit with Agricultural Education Club members and ask questions of industry experts while learning more about various aspects of the agriculture industry.

The event will also feature interactive booths and the chance for people to see dairy cows, beef cattle (both steer and heifer), pigs, llamas, lambs and sheep.

Student organizers invite you to learn more about agriculture by visiting the Agriculture Awareness Day Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/AgAwareness.

More info at http://www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2012/UR_CONTENT_381575.html