The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:
- Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
- Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.a
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
Thanks to the Agriculture Council of America for promoting awareness of National Ag Day across the country. Why celebrate agriculture? The ACA says it best:
“Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training.
“By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.
“Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people … a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more – and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.”
Join us in celebrating National Ag Day today, March 19, and National Ag Week all week! Learn more at http://www.agday.org.