(Posted Mon. Mar 19th, 2018)
Agriculture: Food for Life is the theme for this year’s National Ag Day. The National Ag Day Program was started in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America.
According to the Ag Day website, Ag Day “is about recognizing - and celebrating - the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. 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.
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.”
As a part of the day, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is hosting a panel: The Consumer, the Farmer and Sustainability. You can learn more about this session and other Ag Day events by visiting https://www.agday.org/dc-events.
If you’re participating in an Ag Day event, be sure to let people know by using the #NationalAgDay on your social media account. To learn more about Ag Day and download various resources, go to www.agday.org.