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Wear Green To Support Agriculture Tomorrow!


Throw on a green shirt April 18 to support agriculture. Join the movement!

Make plans to sport a green shirt tomorrow, April 18, for the third annual “Wear Green To Support Agriculture Day!” Wear green to work and strike up a conversation with consumers about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives.

The event details are available on Facebook
where the creators, Barrett Smith and Rachel Erin, state, “Agriculture impacts everyone, no matter who you are, where you live or what you do. Our goal for this year is 17,000 people who will proudly say they support agriculture. Last year, we had very good turnout and are looking to improve upon it again this year.”

Smith and Erin are both heavily involved in production agriculture and hope the green shirts will help spread the word and educate consumers about agriculture and food production.

“In the face of changing times and communication, which is not always clear, we ask that everyone stand up and support agriculture by wearing green on April 18. We started this event as two concerned college students two years ago. We see even more need to continue spreading a positive message about agriculture as we continue on in our lives post-higher education. Think of the impact that you can have by inviting your friends to join and sharing your stories.”

In light of the recent controversy surrounding lean finely textured beef (LFTB), this event is incredibly important to turn around the conversation from negative, fearful speculation to enthusiastic confidence in American agriculture. With Beef Month just around the corner, “Wear Green Day” is the perfect way to kick things off and get the ball rolling in a positive direction.

Will you wear green tomorrow? Why are you agriculture-proud?

Don’t forget to send your best calving photographs to me at  to be entered in the 2012 Spring Calving Photography Contest. The deadline is April 21.

For complete contest details, click here.

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Discuss this Blog Entry 4

Rachel Erickson (not verified)
on Apr 17, 2012

Thanks for showing your support. Barrett and I are so proud of what we have done. This year our turnout isnt as good as expected, but as long as we are sharing the message of agriculture with those around us we have been successful!

Rachel Erickson

Terry Church (not verified)
on Apr 17, 2012

Wear Green and Be Proud of Agriculture! These two college students came up with a great idea to support agriculture. They're right, Agriculture touches everyone, everyday in one form or another. Agriculture sustains us with food, clothing and many other ways. So why not celebrate Agriculture. Wear Green!

Darlis (not verified)
on Apr 18, 2012

Tallapoosa, GA @ Georgia Visitor Information Center, we are all wearing our green today to support agriculture. It's also Garden Week in Georgia!

Robert (not verified)
on May 7, 2012

We are already wearing green because we are the farmers and we decided to go green with Rice Importers all over the world

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