Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tractor to Truck, Trafalgar to D.C... It's National Ag Week!

     National Ag Week...  Seven days to celebrate our nation's agricultural pursuits and all those people who work to keep us fed, fueled, and clothed.  As FFA State Officers, we are blessed with the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for agriculture and agricultural education on a daily basis, but this nation-wide event adds some extra events and some extra excitement!
     This morning Gianna Hartman and I got to take two of our teammates, Rachel Schmitt and Ross Newton, to the airport.  They are headed to Washington, D.C. with Indiana Farm Bureau to celebrate National Ag Day and to meet with our senators and their representatives.  I'm sure that they will have a great time and represent us well, and I can't wait to hear more from them!
     The rest of the team, myself included, will be spending tomorrow in Indianapolis at ISDA's Tractor to Truck event.  We will be presenting awards to the Indiana Family of Farmers Essay Contest winners as well as spending some time sharing agricultural facts with the public at food trucks downtown and hanging out with some local celebrities.  I cannot wait to share some of agriculture's story in an urban setting or to see some familiar faces tomorrow!
     If you're going to be in the Indianapolis area tomorrow, stop by Scratch Truck, Scout's Treats, Tacos without Borders, New York Slice, West Coast Tacos, or Some of This, Some of That for lunch and see us!