American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Urges Support for #AgGives Campaign on #GivingTuesday

Newsroom / November 15, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Nov. 28 that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #AgGives on #GivingTuesday is an industry-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers and build awareness of agriculture in local communities.

#AgGives is a space to tell your story in person or on social media, share ag literacy resources, connect with other ag literacy advocates, and become a part of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s efforts to educate and address the many misconceptions in agriculture.

“Although monetary donations are part of #AgGives, consider giving the gift of knowledge and sharing information with others who may not have a farm background so they can understand what you’re doing on your farm or ranch,” said Zippy Duvall, chairman of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Throughout 2017, the Foundation has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. In the spirit of “50,” a goal of a 50-percent increase in donations was set for the month of November.

To help achieve that goal and spur contributions, every donor contributing $25 or more to the Foundation on #GivingTuesday will receive one entry for a chance to win an exclusive Book of the Year bundle valued at over $80.00! The bundle will include the Foundation’s most recent and popular Book of the Year selections – “The Beeman,” “The Apple Orchard Riddle,” “First Peas to the Table,” “Sleep Tight Farm” and the 2018 Book of the Year, to be announced in January during the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show.

About The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is working to rebuild the bonds of trust between American consumers and the people who proudly grow their food, fiber and energy. The Foundation is creating agriculturally literate citizens through educational programs, grants, scholarships, classroom curriculum and volunteer trainings.

Learn more about #GivingTuesday: visit https://www.agfoundation.org/news/aggives-on-giving-tuesday or www.givingtuesday.org or follow along on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/GivingTues). 

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Contact:
Kari Barbic
AFBF Media Specialist
(202) 406-3672
karib@fb.org
 
Cyndie Shearing
Director, Internal Communications
(202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org
 

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