FFA Takes National Ag Day Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

National FFA is helping celebrate National Ag Day by providing virtual webinars today and tomorrow. Student leaders from FFA , 4-H, AFA and MANRRS will join together to share information on the critical role agriculture plays in our culture and economy.

Monday’s sessions will begin at 1 pm EDT and will include how to advocate and why it’s important, interacting with government officials, and how to build an elevator pitch. Tuesday’s sessions include storytelling and identifying the audience you want to communicate with and an in-depth look at the agriculture, food and natural resources value chain.

“National Ag Day gives students from agriculture youth organizations the chance to work together and share to our national government leaders of the importance of agriculture and agriculture education. The skills the students learn this week, they’ll be able to use as they move forward in life and strengthen agriculture along the way,” said Celya Glowacki, advocacy and literacy officer, for the National FFA Organization.

Ag Day is an opportunity for others to learn how agriculture provides safe, abundant and affordable products.
Originally, the student-leaders were scheduled to be in D.C. Instead, they are working together virtually, to discover how they can continue to be advocates for the agriculture industry while telling the important story of agriculture throughout the nation. “As we provide virtual programming for our agriculture students this week, we are able to not only help flatten the curve, but also broaden our reach regarding the story of agriculture,” Glowacki said.

For more information regarding the virtual events, visit https://www.ffa.org/ag-literacy-and-advocacy/

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