This year’s National Agriculture Day is on March 23, 2021. Ag Day is a special day devoted to recognizing and celebrating the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. Although nationally hosted by the Agriculture Council of America, the awareness efforts in communities across America are as influential – if not more – than the broad-scale effort.
Why Celebrate Agriculture?
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 165 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.
What Can I Do to Help?
Put simply, get involved! Your participation in Ag Day is critical in helping us spread this positive message about agriculture. If you are interested in planning an event, download your Planning Guide today. Of course, there are other ways you can lend your support, including sending a letter to your local newspaper, calling your Congressional representatives, or simply sharing information about agriculture with youngsters in your community.
Learn more about National Agriculture Day by clicking here.
Agriculture Council of America. (2021). National ag day: Home. Retrieved March 20, 2021, from https://www.agday.org/