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Oklahoma Ag Day at the Capitol Set for April 13

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:38:23 CDT

Oklahoma Ag Day at the Capitol Set for April 13 The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry announced its schedule for Ag Day at the Capitol to be held April 13 at the state capitol.

Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry oversees the selection of an individual who has been a leader in the agriculture industry. The person selected is given the Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture and is then inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Nominations were sought earlier this year for the governorís award. To be qualified, a person must have served the industry for more than 25 years, been a leader in his or her field, exemplified innovation and accomplishment in agriculture and acted as a role model. ODAFF will announce the 2011 Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee at 1 p.m. in the Blue Room at the capitol.

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) will celebrate a great achievement during Ag Day at the Capitol. State leaders announced that recent EPA numbers show Oklahoma ranked in the top five states for controlling non-point source pollution in water for the second year in a row thanks to conservation programs. Join OACD at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate this accomplishment in Room 432B.

The Ag in the Classroom (AITC) coordinators will recognize student-winners in the statewide AITC contest including categories for poster, story board and essay. They will also recognize the AITC Teacher of the Year for 2011, Cheryl Hyde, from Lexington Schools. The awards will be presented beginning at 10 a.m. in the second floor rotunda.

On the fourth floor rotunda, agriculture commodity groups and companies will have displays and be available for questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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