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.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.