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Celebrating agricultural education on National Teach Agriculture Day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The day is also a chance to encourage agricultural education advocates, especially current teachers, to share with others the great career opportunities that exist in the field.
The day is also a chance to encourage agricultural education advocates, especially current teachers, to share with others the great career opportunities that exist in the field.

The third annual National Teach Agriculture Day will be held on March 15, as institutions around the U.S. will celebrate agricultural education and the impact that it has on the industry, according to the event's website.

The website noted that the day is also a chance to encourage agricultural education advocates, especially current teachers, to share with others the great career opportunities that exist in the field.

On March 15, agricultural educators and advocates will engage in a variety of activities to celebrate and promote careers in and associated with agricultural education. These activities may include special lessons, community activities, and other events concerning farming and the industry, according to the Teach Ag website.

The day is held as a way for those in the sector, either farmers who have used John Deere equipment or teachers, to spread positive messages about agriculture in order to recruit more young people into the field.

According to the Dairy Herd Network, the University of Illinois has a program that has won the award for best in the country at informing people about agricultural education.

"We've won it every year it's existed," a junior at the school told the news source. "We're a land-grant institution. Agricultural education is why we're here so we might as well let people know about it." 

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