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Wyoming Needs Agriculture Day is coming this weekend to Laramie during this weekend's football game

September 21, 2017

2 Min Read

College football games get a lot of attention in any state. They offer alums the chance to gather and relive their past glory. Current students get the opportunity for fun and a good game (usually). And in many states, farm groups are taking the opportunity to celebrate agriculture too.

That's what's happening this weekend in Laramie, Wyoming when "Wyoming Needs Agriculture" Day is celebrated at the University of Wyoming Cowboy Football game Sept. 23. And the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is sponsoring the big game day event.

Cowboy fans are asked to bring canned goods to the game, or provide monetary donations, to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation area at the "Pre-Game Zone" at the Indoor Practice Facility from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 23. The first 400 fans that donate will receive a t-shirt that carries the ag-focused logo you see at the top of this page.

The drive will benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, which is Wyoming's only food bank. WFBR serves hunger relief agencies in all of Wyoming's 23 counties.

In addition to the canned goods donation, there's also some other ag-related fun. The Albany County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers will provide an "Ag Olympics" fun event. Stop by and visit with farmers and ranchers from around the state and have some fun before the game. The Cowboys play Hawaii with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.

The Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher “Harvest for All” is a national program that raises food and money for local and state food banks who provide hunger relief.  In Wyoming, the WyFB YF&R program contributes donations to the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and various local hunger-relief agencies affiliated with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies.

Source: Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation

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