FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2019
Agricenter’s Ag Day Exhibition Open to the Public
MEMPHIS, TN – The public is invited to attend Agricenter’s Ag Day Exhibition on Wednesday, March 20 at Agricenter Farmer’s Market.
March 20, 2019
Exhibition 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
No registration required, drop-in format
Join us at 1:00 pm in the Farmer’s Market red barn for the Ag Day exhibition. Visitors will be treated to ice cream while viewing the booths of local Ag businesses. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibition which is a drop-in between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, no reservation required.
Prior to this, an invitation-only event is held honoring the student winners of the Ag Day Student Art Contest that was open to all 3rd through 12th graders in Shelby and DeSoto Counties. The contest was designed to stretch the imagination of students as they envision and promote the role and importance of agriculture in our lives through their creative entries within the theme of “Agriculture: Food for Life.”
MEDIA IS INVITED TO ATTEND LUNCHEON
This year, Jim Jaggers, News Channel 3 Meteorologist will serve as emcee. Welcome remarks will be given by Agricenter President John Butler. Deputy Commissioner Tom Womack of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will speak on the economic impact of agriculture. A panel discussion on the local food movement will feature Heather Jamerson, 275 Food Project; Bill Ganus, Edible Memphis; and Marlon Foster, Knowledge Quest Green Leaf Learning Farm.
Tim Roberts, University of Tennessee Extension Agent & Agricenter International Director of Education, said, “Each year we are impressed with the quality and quantity of art submissions by these talented students.”
Agricenter would like to thank our generous sponsors of this contest and exhibition: Mid-South National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Agricenter International, a 1,000-acre farm, is a non-profit dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of agriculture. It has a $524 million annual economic impact on the region, hosts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and educates 10,000 students a year. For more information visit www.agricenter.org or call 901-757-7777.