04/11/12 The Marshall County Ag Day Committee is holding an event to promote the value of agriculture to our community today, April 11th in Centennial Park by the Horse Barn.  During the day from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm there will be several educational displays pertaining to Marshall County Agriculture for area residents to view.

The Goal of the committee is to inform the public on how Marshall County Agriculture participates in producing our food and to share the importance of this industry to our local economy.  Many 3rd grade classes from area schools will be attending during the day.

The committee will have educational displays on dairy cattle, beef cattle, ducks, swine, sheep, goats, draft horses, natural resource conservation, crop production, farm safety, nutrition, electrical safety and the 4-H program.  If you have time over your lunch hour or throughout the day, please stop by the park and check out the displays.  If you are a fulltime homemaker, this is a great activity for you to learn about our agricultural industry that raises food you purchase in area grocery stores.

Marshall County Ag Day  sponsors are Marshall County Farm Bureau, Culver Young Farmers, Marshall County Dairy Association, North Central Beef Cattle Association, Marshall County Pork Producers, Marshall County SWCD, Marshall County 4-H Council and Junior Leaders,  Purdue Extension, Case IH-North Central Agri-Power, Osborn Seed and Equipment, Culver Duck Farm, Beacon Credit Union, Rochester Farm Credit Services, Gen-Tech Farm Seed, Gilsinger Implement Co. Inc.,  Kova Ag Products, Cargill, Centier Bank, The First State Bank of Bourbon, First National Bank of Monterey, 1st Source Bank , Lake City Bank, Milk Promotions, Indiana Poultry Association, Indiana Dairy Council, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Pork Producers, and Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Stop by and celebrate local Agriculture at the Annual Ag Day event in Centennial Park today. (4/11/12)