Georgia Farm Bureau Literacy Day

Georgia Farm Bureau Literacy Day

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams
News Reporter
With your Southeast Regional Ag Report, I'm Trevor Williams.

Georgia Farm Bureau will participate in Agriculture Literacy Day, tomorrow, March 25 in celebration of the Georgia Ag Week, March 22-26.

On Ag Literacy Day as part of Georiga Ag Week, the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee will have several members reading books that promote some of Georgia’s top commodities. In addition to the readings, members of the committee will also be offering virtual tours of their farms.

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.

From the state's Farm Bureau Website, Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall states, “One in seven Georgians work in agriculture, and seven in seven Georgians consume agricultural products. Georgia thrives when agriculture thrives.”

Each day of Georiga Ag Week features a specific theme, from Hands-On Garden Day, to Ag Hero Day, and even Make My Plate Georiga Grown.

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.

To see more of the great stuff going on with Georgia Ag Week, go to [www.gfb.ag/agweek](http://www.gfb.ag/agweek).

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