Jay County will celebrate Ag Week with a series of events beginning Tuesday.

The week of celebration of agriculture begins bright and early Tuesday morning with the Ag Breakfast from 5:30 to 9 a.m. in the 4-H Exhibit Hall at Jay County Fairgrounds. Breakfasts of eggs, sausage, toast and orange juice will be available for $1.

Wednesday is “youth education day” with a series of exhibits and presentations designed for elementary school students. Classes from General Shanks, Redkey and Judge Haynes elementary schools will visit the fairgrounds in the morning, with students from East Elementary and Jay County Christian Academy taking in the presentations in the afternoon. They will include lessons about soils and worms with Bettie Jacobs of Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District and Jay County Solid Waste Management District, seedlings by FFA members, grains by staff from POET Biorefining, egg production by Tony Schwieterman and foods by Amie Carpenter.

Also Wednesday, the Purdue Extension office will offer the program “Small Farm Dreams” at 2 p.m. It will include information about starting a farm, making a business plan and available financial resources.

Thursday’s activities will include a pasture walk from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the Mike and Katrina Wangler farm at 5798 W. 350 South in rural Portland.

The Farmer’s Night Dinner is also scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Jay County High School’s show choir will perform, and the guest speaker will be Brian Copes, who is retired from the Indiana Army National Guard and serves as president and CEO of Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation.