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It’s National Agriculture Week

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The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation commemorates National Agriculture Week this week, March 17-23, and National Agriculture Day was March 19.

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Agriculture Week, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. This year’s theme is “Generations Nourishing Generations.”

“National Agriculture Week provides us with an opportunity to share the story of agriculture at the local, state and national levels,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. “Agriculture week allows us to show and discuss how food is grown and raised, and the role agriculture plays in providing safe food choices for you and your family.”

National Agriculture Week marks a nationwide effort to share the story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of farmers, agricultural associations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture will be hosted throughout the state.

For more information on National Agriculture Week, visit agday.org. Also check out the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance FoodSource at fooddialogues.com, Minnesota Farmers CARE on Facebook, Minnesota Farm Bureau at fbmn.org and American Farm Bureau at fb.org.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is comprised of 78 local farm bureau associations across the state. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public.

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