While some states celebrate Agriculture Day, Indiana takes the whole month to focus on agriculture. The celebration begins on Tuesday as the State Department of Agriculture, Indiana FFA, Indiana Family of Farmers, and the Office of Lt. Governor kick things off at the Indiana State Capitol. Starting at 10:30 a.m., Indiana’s Family of Farmers will host a celebration for state lawmakers, Hoosier farmers, and the general public. Ten food trucks will serve lunch to the public outside the Statehouse on Robert D. Orr Plaza until 1:30 p.m. Indiana FFA members will also interact with the public and share information about agriculture in Indiana, the importance of agricultural education in Hoosier schools, and today’s FFA. Flyte the Owl, the official mascot of the National FFA Organization, will entertain the crowd throughout the luncheon and reception.
At 11:45 a.m., a special presentation will take place in the Statehouse North Atrium for legislators and staff. State Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will announce winners of the 2013 Agriculture Essay Contest. Indiana FFA President Cameron Mann will read Gov. Pence’s official proclamation.
Hoosier Ag Today will provide coverage of this event.