I wouldn’t be who I am today without agriculture. From the food that I eat to the places I have been and the people I have met, agriculture shapes my daily life and character. I love talking about Ag and sharing science-based agricultural information, and that’s why I am especially excited for the next two weeks. Not only is this week National Ag Week, but Boilermakers are continuing to celebrate April 6-11 with Purdue Ag Week: imAGine a world without Agriculture.
Over the past months, the Ag Week Task Force and fellow students have been preparing activities to not only celebrate agriculture, but also bring awareness to the student body and community. Clubs will hold activities on campus throughout the week, which includes a Farmer’s Breakfast sponsored by Purdue ACT.
To kick off Purdue Ag Week with a great start don’t miss out on these great activities:
Purdue Farmer 5K is Sunday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m.
The Purdue Collegiate FFA is sponsoring a 5K run/walk to raise money for the Lafayette Food Finders Bank. This fun, family friendly event is aimed to bring awareness to agriculture. Along the course, runners will pass agriculture facts about food, farms and farmers.
- When: April 6 at 9:30 a.m.
- Where: Purdue Engineering Fountain
- Register at a reduced cost until April 3 at noon.
Hammer Down Hunger is Tuesday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Purdue’s Ag Week Task Force has put together a meal packing event, Hammer Down Hunger. All Purdue students and groups are encouraged to participate. The group who logs the most hours will win a cash prize to donate to a philanthropy of their choice.
- When: Tuesday, April 8
- Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
- Where: Purdue Memorial Mall
- Sign up for a time slot to help your group win!