Media Advisory: Students Will Experience ‘AgROUND the World’ at the 2013 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2013 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day will be held April 19 at Ohio State University to demonstrate to youth in central Ohio how agriculture will be the underlying solution to many of the world’s dilemmas. 

Scarlet and Gray Ag Day (SGAD) is a one-day educational outreach program on the campus of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. 

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The event strives to educate central-Ohio elementary students about agriculture through hands-on laboratory activities.

This year’s theme is AgROUND the World. Agriculture offers solutions to alleviating world hunger, say the event's organizers, who hope SGAD participants gain an appreciation for agriculture around the world and realize the impact of agriculture in their lives. 

Over 350 students from Brookside Elementary, Baldwin Road Junior High/STEM, Winchester Trail Elementary, Worthington Christian Schools, Clinton Elementary School and Genoa Christian Academy will participate in this year’s event.

Sessions will range from microbiology and biotechnology to food science and bioresources. They will be taught by Ohio State faculty and staff, commodity leaders, representatives of student organizations, and Ohio State students who have a passion for agriculture and service.   

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with sessions held across the college's campus.

The media is invited to attend the event. 

For further information and to arrange interviews, contact Stephanie Verhoff, 419-796-0055,; or Leslie Risch, 614-292-4278,


CFAES News Team