By Loren Lindler
In an effort to honor Georgia's largest industry, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown have designated March 22-26, 2021, to celebrate their annual Georgia Ag Week. This week-long celebration is a great way to honor those in Georgia who are producing our food, fiber, and shelter.
During Georgia Ag Week, each day features a new theme. You can participate through social media by sharing your photos and using the hashtags for each day. Check out the list below to learn more about the themes for each day and how you can participate from the comfort of your own home. And, don't forget to use the hashtags for each day!
Monday, March 22: Hands-On Garden Day
Gardening is a great way to enjoy those fresh summer vegetables that we all love. Do you have a garden at home or school? Share your photos or a list of tips and tricks to celebrate this day during Georgia Ag Week.
Tuesday, March 23: Buy Georgia Grown Day
There are so many cool products produced around the state of Georgia, including produce, meats, cheeses, and so much more. On this day during Georgia Ag Week, we encourage you to share about your Georgia Grown business or one of the businesses that you enjoy supporting. Share a photo of your favorite Georgia Grown product on social media.
Wednesday, March 24: Ag Hero Day
On this day, we're celebrating those in the agricultural industry that have inspired us, taught us, and served as an Ag Hero in our lives. You can share a photo of your Ag Hero, or record a video of yourself to tell your story.
Thursday, March 25: Ag Literacy Day
There are so many fun ways to celebrate Ag Literacy Day. Whether you're reading a book to your kids, or learning from one of the many learning tools offered throughout the state of Georgia, there are so many opportunities for agricultural literacy throughout the state. Grab a Georgia Grown snack and a book about agriculture and read with family and friends. Don't forget to take a photo and share with others on social media what you are reading.
Friday, March 26: Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day
Whether you're eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there are so many ways to incorporate Georgia Grown products into your meal. To celebrate Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day, we encourage you to commit to eating a 100 percent Georgia Grown meal on this day. Snap a photo and share it on your social media.
To learn more about Georgia Ag Week, check out their website to see how you join in on the celebration. It is going to be an exciting week in rural Georgia!