National Ag Day is held by The Agriculture Council of America (ACA), an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public
National Ag Day is held by The Agriculture Council of America (ACA), an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was begun in 1973.
On March 22, Ag-related businesses and organizations will have booths with information and hand-on activities focused on innovation in how food, fuel and fiber products are produced, the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products around the world and the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. There will also be special emphasis placed on career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.
Venders and booths include:
- BERG Livestock
- Corteva Agriscience
- Farm Credit Mid-America
- Farmspace Systems LLC
- H&R Agri-Power
- Lone Oaks Farm STEM Education Program
- McWherter Farms
- Northwest TN Beekeepers Association
- Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network
- Nutrien Ag Solutions
- Obion County Farm Bureau Insurance
- Tennessee Beef Industry Council
- Tennessee Corn Promotional Council
- TN Soybean
- Tyson Foods
- UT/Obion County Extension
- West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Other content that day will include a groundbreaking for the park’s new greenhouses and Farm Credit Mid-America Education Pavilion at 11 a.m. and activities in the Simmons Bank Ag Center and on the Nutrien Ag Solutions Mainstage. Hooker Farms will bringing a petting zoo for guests to enjoy. Also unveiled will be a new guided pollinator tour.
The day will also include a screening of the new film, “Farm Free or Die” from the American Resilience Project. The film advocates for the transformative agricultural policies that improve farming livelihoods and address the climate crisis. The 30-minute film will be shown throughout the day in the Tennessee Room.
Students who are members of ag-related clubs or organizations will receive complimentary admission for the day, but application must be made in advance using this link.
Companies and organizations that would like to participate in National Ag Day should apply here.
For more information about National Ag Day at Discovery Park, contact Zach Rea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Park of America
830 Everett Boulevard, Union City TN 38261