Over 100 students from NAMA, FFA, 4-H, AFA, the Consortium and other groups were chosen to share in the message of agriculture and its importance during Ag Day Celebration 2012. Students stayed at the National 4-H Visitors Center and visited Capitol Hill to meet directly with legislators and advisors from their home state.
Tuesday, March 6, kicked-off with a welcome for the students and a mix-and-mingle to get to know each other.
On Wednesday, March 7, students participated in training sessions with government relations liaisons, shared ideas and built advocacy plans. They also took a guided tour of Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, March 8, they shared morning coffee at the USDA with Krysta Harden, Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. They also attended the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon at the Senate Building.