AUBURN, Ala.—A weeklong on-campus celebration aimed at raising awareness of and appreciation for agriculture is set for March 24-29 during the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Ag Week 2014.
This year’s Ag Week will feature a variety of special activities designed to enlighten the non-ag community about not only the growing importance and economic impact of agriculture but also the many career possibilities a degree in agriculture promises.
Ag Week 2014 will kick off Monday, March 24, when the College of Agriculture and Ag Council sponsor Feed Me…the Truth about My Food, an interactive discussion on food and agriculture. The event, set for 4:30 p.m. in Langdon Hall auditorium, will include a short video; a presentation by Joe Swedberg, VP of Legislative Affairs for Hormel Foods, who will speak about Project Spammy; a faculty panel and free Blue Bell ice cream.
The annual Ag Hill Picnic and Joel Hardee Award Presentation will take place Wednesday, March 26, at Comer Hall. Picnic lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Comer lawn, with the Joel Hardee Award Presentation at 11:30 a.m. in 109 Comer Hall. Picnic tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the picnic. Guests are invited to have their photos made with a Hump Day “celebrity” guest that will be at the picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Other activities of the week will include Tea and Tie-Dye Tuesday, March 25, on the Concourse; Breakfast on the Greenspace with free biscuits, sausage and omelets Thursday, March 27 on the Student Center Greenspace; Get Ag-tive field day for local Boys and Girls Clubs at Ham Wilson Arena Friday, March 28; and Ag in the Park, which will culminate at the Auburn-Alabama baseball game at Plainsman Park on Saturday, March 29.