Support N.C. Agriculture Awareness Day on March 20, 2019

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Extension colleagues,

N.C. Agriculture Awareness Day is fast approaching. This is a great opportunity to educate our state’s lawmakers about the importance of N.C. agriculture and how we can grow stronger together.

The event will take place on March 20, 2019, at the Bicentennial Mall and Legislative Complex in downtown Raleigh. We would like your help in getting the word out to our producers and commodity groups.

Extension has been a central figure throughout our state’s rich agricultural history, and we will play an even larger role in its future growth and success. I encourage you to help spread the word and invite others to join us, and have provided information and resources to assist you – see below for more details.

In addition to educating elected representatives about agriculture, N.C. Ag Awareness Day is an opportunity for commodities, farmers, agribusinesses, universities and ag students to provide a unified voice of the importance of North Carolina’s top industry. Now more than ever, we need to cultivate and strengthen our partnerships.

Please find resources below to help promote local participation:

  1. N.C. Ag Day Letter Template  – you can customize this letter to inform your farmers and others and encourage their participation in Raleigh on the 20th

  2. N.C. Ag Day Save the Date Graphic  – this image can be printed and posted as appropriate, or included in web posts and other materials

  3. N.C. Ag Day Digital Billboard Slide (JPG) – this image can be displayed through the digital screens in your county centers or shared with others

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW  (View event website)

  • 8 A.M. – Gates open at the Fairgrounds (Kerr Scott Building)

  • 8:30 A.M. – Buses depart fairgrounds to head to the legislature (Meet at Kerr Scott Building)

  • 8:30–11 A.M. – Legislative Visits (please schedule ahead of time and note new security measures)

  • 11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. – Ag Rally on Bicentennial Plaza (including comments from the Governor, Lt. Governor, Commissioner Troxler, and other officials)

  • 12:30–1:30 P.M. – Lunch available at the Fairgrounds (Kerr Scott Building)

    *Everyone attending is urged to REGISTER ONLINE.

Thank you for your support!