Tomorrow, March 15th, is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agriculture associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.
USA Today recently posted a piece by the ACA promoting the important of agriculture and National Ag Day:
As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States.
The National Ag Day program believes every American should:
- Understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced.
- Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
- Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industries.
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bio-products. Each year, members of the agriculture industry gather together to promote American agriculture. This effort helps education millions of consumers.
A few generations ago, most Americans were directly involved in — or had relatives or friends involved in — agriculture-related endeavors. Today, that is no longer the case. That is why it is so important that those in the agriculture community join together at the community level on National Ag Day.
Learn more at agday.org.