Farmer 5K kicks off Purdue Ag Week


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Ninety participants, some dressed in flannel and overalls, ran around Purdue’s campus Sunday morning as part of the first Farmer 5K.

The run was put on by the Purdue FFA and raised $1,000 for the Food Finders Food Bank. The event served as a kickoff to the third annual Ag Week on campus. The goal of the weeklong event is to engage people on agriculture related issues locally and worldwide.

“We’re really just excited to kickoff Ag Week in a fun way and get more people involed in agriculture,” said Purdue FFA President Claire Albert.

Part of the week’s activities include free grilled cheese and milk being handed out by the Dairy Club Monday morning. On Tuesday evening, 58,000 meals will be packed as part of Hammer Down Hunger. The meals will be sent to communities in need in Haiti. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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