Georgia Department of Agriculture Celebrates Georgia Ag Week March 18th – 24th

Monday, March 18th, 2024

On Thursday, Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper announced the kickoff of the 2024 Georgia Ag Week, running from March 18th to March 24th, 2024. This week-long celebration pays tribute to the unwavering dedication of Georgia’s farmers and farm families, who serve as the backbone of the state's #1 industry - agriculture. Through a diverse array of events, participants are invited to join in activities aimed at deepening their understanding and appreciation for Georgia’s No.1 industry.
“Celebrating Georgia Ag Week is an opportunity to honor the hard work and dedication of our farmers and farm families who fuel the success of our state's No.1 industry,” said Commissioner Tyler Harper. “This week-long celebration not only recognizes their invaluable contributions, but we hope it will help foster a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of the critical role agriculture plays in our lives every single day. I encourage Georgians in every corner of the state to join us in commemorating Georgia Ag Week and supporting our farmers and producers.”

2024 Georgia Ag Week

All Week: 2024 Georgia Grown Photo Contest

  • Categories include faces of agriculture, open pastures & growing fields, education, and backyard gardens, with a special category for photographers under 18. Winning photographs may be featured in the 2025 Georgia Grown Magazine and the Department's social media platforms. To submit entries, visit

Monday, March 18th - Hands-On Garden Day encourages participants to explore horticultural products and resources.

Tuesday, March 19th - Lead the Way Tuesday spotlights the future of Georgia agriculture through student involvement.

(Pictured, Georgia 4H members participating in ag events throughout the state.)
Wednesday, March 20th - Ag Hero Day honors the unsung heroes of agriculture. Post a picture of your ag hero & tag us on social - #AgHeroDay.

Thursday, March 21st - Ag Literacy Day promotes agricultural literacy among children and the general public.

  • Georgia Ag Commissioner Tyler Harper reads ‘My Grandpa, My Tree, and Me’ by Roxanne Troup - here.

  • Children’s ag literacy reading list - here.

  • Adult-oriented ag reading list - here.

Friday, March 22nd - Fork in the Road Friday highlights agriculture and cuisine across the state. Tune in to GPB Saturdays at 8:30 AM for live broadcasts and catch up on episodes here.

Saturday, March 23rd - Buy Georgia Grown Day encourages Georgians to shop for Georgia Grown products from local producers. Purchase Georgia Grown products online, in person, at a farmer's market, or in the grocery store, take a picture, and then tag us on social—#GeorgiaGrown and #BuyGeorgiaGrown.

Sunday, March 24th - Sip & Shop Local Sunday culminates the week with a family-friendly event at Georgia’s Food and Wine Festival. For more information & to purchase tickets, visit
In addition to the photo contest, the Georgia Mobile Dairy Classroom, operated by the Georgia Milk Commission, can be booked to come to your school for a hands-on agriculture experience for students in grades K-5. Within the 30 ft. Mobile Dairy Classroom, attendees can observe live cow demonstrations, gaining a better understanding of milk's journey from farm to table. For further details and scheduling, please visit

Follow the Georgia Ag Week festivities on social media using the hashtags #GaAgWeek, #GeorgiaGrown, and #GDA150. For more information on resources and to participate in Georgia Ag Week, visit