Did you know today is National Ag Day (even, National Ag Week)? For someone like me, with many friends involved in production agriculture or the agricultural industry, it was pretty hard to miss — especially on social media:
So what is Ag Day all about, really?
National Ag Day, which began in 1973, is a product of the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), which is made up of leaders in agriculture, food and fiber:
“National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Each year, producers, agricultural association, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.”
In a nutshell? It’s a day for all to learn all things ag! What could be better?
To help further the goal of celebrating the contributions of agriculture, writers, ag groups and farmers across the U.S. are sharing their stories in an effort to shed some light on today’s modern farming techniques. if you’re looking for some light reading on this National Ag Day, be sure to check these out:
- Agriculture Proud: National Ag Day 2015 – Ranching, Sustainability, Family
- National Ag Day
- Rural Route 2 – The Life and Times of an Illinois Farm Girl: Farm Improvements for Future Generations
- America’s Farmers: How much do you really know about U.S. farms?
- This, from the National FFA Organization:
- Janice Person – A Colorful Adventure: A Day Set Aside to Celebrate Agriculture – National Ag Day
- HuffPost Green: Agriculture: It’s Where Your Food Comes From