Agriculture Council of America helps celebrate Ag Day on Capitol Hill<
By Sara Wyant
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The morning kicks off at USDA’s Whitten Building, where Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join ag leaders for coffee and conversation. The coffee will take place at 8:00 a.m. on March 18 on the Whitten Patio of the USDA. The Secretary is confirmed and will speak briefly and the coffee will conclude by approximately 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Mix & Mingle Luncheon
This is a standing luncheon and featured speakers include an Outstanding Young Farmer Honoree and national officers from AFA, FFA & 4-H. It’s scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
National Ag Day Dinner & Cocktails
is a sit down dinner with tickets (almost sold out) going for $100 per person
USDA Whitten Building Patio,
5:00 p.m. - Doors Open Registration - cocktails
5:30 p.m. - Chairman Blanche Lincoln speaks
6:00 p.m. - Deputy Secretary Merrigan speaks
6:45 p.m. - Dinner begins
Throughout the day, Agri-Pulse will be covering these events and taking photos.
For more information, go to www.Agri-Pulse.com