Georgia Farm Bureau to participate in 2021 Ag Literacy Day
Georgia Farm Bureau will participate in Agriculture Literacy Day on March 25 in celebration of the Georgia Ag Week, March 22-26.
On Ag Literacy Day, five Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee members will provide video recordings of themselves reading books that promote some of Georgia’s top commodities. Members of the GFB Women’s Leadership Committee are also providing virtual tours of their farms. Sign up to receive both sets of videos and GFB activities at www.gfb.ag/agweek.
Agriculture contributed $70.1 billion to Georgia’s economy in 2019, according to the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, and provided 359,220 jobs for Georgians in 2019.
“Agricultural literacy in Georgia is economic literacy,” said Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall. “One in seven Georgians work in agriculture, and seven in seven Georgians consume agricultural products. Georgia thrives when agriculture thrives.”
The Ag Week celebration will include these themed days: March 22 – Hands-On Garden Day; March 23 – Buy Georgia Grown; March 24 – Ag Hero Day; March 25 – Ag Literacy Day; March 26 – Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day. For more information, visit www.gfb.ag/agweek21.
The goal of Agriculture Literacy Day is to better communicate to students how food and fiber products are produced, the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and appreciation of the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
“We are fortunate to have local communities around the state that are helping us bring the message about the importance of agriculture into the classroom,” Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said. “Georgia Ag Week, and specifically Agriculture Literacy Day, is a great opportunity to speak to our youth through a fun and educational medium.”