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UK Agriculture Week 2024 invites all to celebrate dynamic Kentucky industry 

UK Agriculture Week 2024 invites all to celebrate dynamic Kentucky industry 

UK Agriculture Week 2024 invites all to celebrate dynamic Kentucky industry 

National Agriculture Week, March 18-22, celebrates and acknowledges the agricultural industry and its rich history in Kentucky and beyond. All are invited to participate in fun, informational and inspirational events throughout the week.


The University of Kentucky welcomes the community to participate in and celebrate National Agriculture Week 2024, March 18-22. Hosted by the UK Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, along with sponsors and partners, the week offers events to explain how agriculture touches everything and everyone. 

“National Ag Week is about appreciating the contributions of agriculture industry and its profound impact in Kentucky,” said Nancy Cox, vice president for land-grant engagement and dean of Martin-Gatton CAFE. “We deeply appreciate this robust, vibrant industry and its pivotal role in our state’s economy. Let us unite as a community to honor and champion the diverse individuals, groups, communities and organizations during this recognition week and throughout the year.” 

Celebrate 2024 National Agriculture Week all year with a commemorative "Careers in Agriculture" poster.
Celebrate 2024 National Agriculture Week all year with a commemorative "Careers in Agriculture" poster. To receive this free poster, click here and complete this survey.

The week’s events include: 

  • Ag-vocacy Day — Mon., March 18, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET, Jacobs Science Building. Explore ways to get involved and get connected to student and professional organizations in a student involvement fair. 
  • Ag Trivia Night — Tues., March 19, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wise Bird Cider. Join students, faculty, staff and alumni for a fun evening in testing ag knowledge. Sponsored by the UK M-G CAFE Alumni Association. 
  • Careers & Commodities — Wed., March 20, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Agriculture Science Center North. Network with employers and commodity partners. Get a free T-shirt celebrating Ag Week. Login to register through Handshake here.
  • Ag Day Party — Wed. March 20, 6 p.m., Agriculture Science Center North lobby. The UK Collegiate Farm Bureau is hosting a party for agriculture in Ag North. All students are invited for fun games and fellowship. 
  • Health & Wellness — Thurs., March 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Funkhouser Room 307. Grab a seat for movie night, enjoying free snacks from The Campus Kitchen while watching Before the Plate. 
  • Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Mental Health Training — Thurs., March 21, 6 p.m., Garrigus Building Room 109. Join representatives from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Raising Hope along with your hosts, The UK Agricultural Education and The Ag Ed Society, for this "challenge coin" program that trains individuals on proper ways to handle mental health crises in the agriculture industry. RSVP is required here
  • Gratitude & Community — Fri. March 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., various locations. Discover the many ways to give back through community service. Service locations include The Arboretum, African Cemetery No. 2, Kentucky Horse Park, Seedleaf Community Garden, and The Campus Kitchen. Advance registration is required. Sign up here

During this week, the community is invited to participate in other events dedicated to Martin-Gatton CAFE’s land-grant mission including Lexington Water Week, Mar. 16-23, National Ag Day, Mar. 19 and the Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit, Mar. 20. 

In addition to participating in the week’s events, the community is encouraged to follow and celebrate on social media using #UKYagweek for a chance to win several prizes. 

To view and learn more the week’s events, visit For more information or questions, contact the Martin-Gatton CAFE Student Success team at


The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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