College of Agriculture to hold Ag Week 2014 at Auburn University March 24-29

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The College of Agriculture at Auburn University will celebrate Ag Week 2014 from March 24-29 with activities that highlight the economic impact and expanding career opportunities of agriculture in Alabama.

Ag Week will kick off Monday, March 24, when the College of Agriculture and Ag Council sponsor “Feed Me…the Truth about My Food,” an interactive discussion on food and agriculture.” “Feed Me” will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Langdon Hall auditorium and include a short video; a presentation by Joe Swedberg, vice president of legislative affairs for Hormel Foods who will speak about Project Spammy; a faculty panel; and free Blue Bell ice cream.

The annual Ag Hill Picnic and Joel Hardee Award Presentation will take place Wednesday, March 26, at Comer Hall. Picnic lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Comer lawn, with the Joel Hardee Award Presentation at 11:30 a.m. in 109 Comer Hall. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the picnic. Guests are invited to have their photos made with a Hump Day “celebrity” guest that will be at the picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Other activities include Tea and Tie-Dye Tuesday, March 25, on the concourse; Breakfast on the Greenspace with free biscuits, sausage and omelets Thursday, March 27, on the Student Center Greenspace; Get Ag-tive field day for local Boys and Girls Clubs at Ham Wilson Arena Friday, March 28; and Ag in the Park, which will culminate at the Auburn-Missouri baseball game at Plainsman Park on Saturday, March 29.

A full schedule of activities is online at www.ag.auburn.edu/agweek.

(Written by Mary Catherine Gaston.)

Contact: Amanda Martin, College of Agriculture, (334) 844-8900 (amanda.martin@auburn.edu),
Megan Ross , College of Agriculture, (334) 844-3201 (mhr0001@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)