SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — National Ag Week will officially be celebrated March 19 through 25, but South Dakota farm families will be recognizing the role of American agriculture in providing the necessities of everyday life — food, fiber, clothing, and fuel – all month long.
From March 7 through 22, local farmers will visit seven elementary schools to help more than 500 students understand where their food comes from. An area dairy farmer and hog farmer will educate students on how they care for their livestock and help them understand how South Dakota’s number one industry affects nutrition and food supply, as well as agriculture’s economic, social, and environmental significance to all Americans.
Ag United will do more than talk; they’re providing a pizza party too. During the school visits, producers will help the students understand that the ingredients in the pizza are produced by farms, and also explain how those products are then processed and made into the pizza that students are enjoying.
— Agriculture United for South Dakota
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