Kansas FFA Association

Do All You 'Can'

Governor Brownback has proclaimed Tuesday, March 19 as Kansas Agriculture Day and the week of March 12-19 as Kansas Agriculture Week. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is partnering with Dillon’s Food Stores and the Kansas agricultural community to host a variety of events to celebrate Kansas Agriculture Day. In order to reach students’ across the day, we need your help and support of this important initiative. Twenty-two percent of children in Kansas are at risk of being food insecure. Reducing hunger in Kansas is important to the Kansas agricultural community; as is educating students’ of how the food they eat transitions from farm to fork.

The statewide food drive, titled Neighbor to Neighbor, has a goal to raise 50,000 meals  for Kansas families in hunger by Kansas Ag Day, March 19. School districts across the state are the only non-Dillon’s Food Stores drop-off points for the food drive. We’re asking that FFA Chapters take the lead in hosting a food drive in your community. If you are interested in participating in the food drive, please contact a food bank servicing your area to request a barrel and promotional materials. More information regarding the Neighbor to Neighbor food drive and whom to contact can be found on the Kansas Ag Day Website.

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We ask that schools, classrooms and school cafeterias join us in honoring our state’s largest industry—agriculture by  participating in the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive. Other ways to participate in Kansas Agriculture day include hosting a school event on Ag Day, reading morning announcements during Kansas Ag Week, taking students’ on a field trip to a local farm or ranch, bring in a guest speaker, serve Kansas food products for lunch on Kansas Ag Day, etc.

Please contact Kate Bormann, Ag Day Coordinator, at 913-244-1146 or at Kate.Bormann@kda.ks.gov with any questions.