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Connie Niemann
Program Coordinator, Agricultural Literacy
University of Illinois Extension
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
cniemann@illinois.edu

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Dates to Celebrate Agriculture

January

National Biotechnology Month (www.whybiotech.com)

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

February

Food Check-Out Week (2/20-2/26) (http://www.fb.org)

Celebration of Chocolate Month

National Cherry Month

National Snack Food Month

Potato Lover's Month

March

March 1 National Pig Day (www.pork4kids.com)

March 13-19 National Agriculture Week (www.agday.org)

March 15 National Agriculture Day

National Nutrition Month (www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/spotlight/NNM.html)

National Noodle Month

National Peanut Month

April

National Garden Month

National Pecan Month

Earth Day - April 22

Arbor Day - April 27

National DNA Day - April 25 (www.genome.gov/DNAday/)

May

National Asparagus Month

National Barbecue Month

National Egg Month

National Hamburger Month(www.zip4tweens.com)

National Herb Month

National Salad Month

National Salsa Month

National Strawberry Month


June

National Beef Steak Month (www.teachfree.com)

Dairy Month (www.dairyinfo.com)

Turkey Lover's Month

National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

National Rose Month

July

National Baked Bean Month

National Blueberry Month

National Ice Cream Month

National Hot Dog Month

National Picnic Month

August

National Catfish Month

National Peach Month

September

September 16-22 National Farm Safety &

Health Week (www.fs4jk.org or www.nsc.org)

National Chicken Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Honey Month (http://www.honey.com/consumers/kids/default.asp)

National Mushroom Month

National Rice Month (www.amrice.com/10-0.cfm)

October

National Apple Month

National Pasta Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Month (www.popcorn.org)

National Pork Month (www.pork4kids.com)

National Seafood Month

November

November 17-23 National Farm-City Week (www.farmcity.org)

Peanut Butter Lover's Month

From the Educating About Agriculture web site http://www.ageducate.org/news/calendar.html