WWA to Recognize First Babies Born on Ag Day
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/08/2013
Springtime is often associated with new life; and the Wisconsin Women for Agriculture organization is literally taking that concept to a whole new level. On March 19, which is the first day of spring and also observed by many as 'National Ag Day,' the group is going to provide gift baskets to the first babies born at two urban hospitals in Wisconsin as a way to promote the importance of agriculture.
WWA President Lisa Condon told Wisconsin Ag Connection that the Rock River WWA chapter will deliver a gift basket to the parents of the first child born at Waukesha Memorial Hospital that day, and the Northwoods chapter will do the same at Eau Claire Lutheran Hospital.
"We felt that this would be a good way to connect with people who don't know a lot about agriculture," Condon said. "We as producers have to find unique and creative ways to bring our message to those in the cities and recognizing the first children born on Ag Day can be a neat way to accomplish that goal."
The gift baskets will include disposable diapers, corn starch baby powder and soy formula.
Many of the items are being donated by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and Wisconsin Soybean Association.