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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Media Advisory: Ohio First Lady to Attend Ohio State University Ag Event

May 17, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland will be participating in Ohio State University's Scarlet and Gray Ag Day on Friday, May 18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, held on the campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is an annual educational event that introduces over 500 urban school children and their teachers to agriculture and natural resources.

Strickland was raised on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She will be helping student volunteers, university faculty and staff, and industry leaders in educating schoolchildren about Ohio's No. 1 industry during a series of activities from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Strickland will share her personal experiences with agriculture and its importance to Ohio, as well as encourage young people to consider careers in agriculture and natural resources in a presentation during the lunch/awards sessions from 11:20 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

She will also serve as a poster judge from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., evaluating submissions made by student participants.

Scarlet and Gray Ag Day will take place from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and will include such topics as calf and sheep microbiology, corn marketing, bio-resources, poultry embryology, food microbiology, vermicomposting, entomology and wetland ecology.

For more information on Strickland's visit or to arrange an interview, please contact Jill Tyson at (419) 908-8252.

Candace Pollock
Micki Zartman