Celebrating Agriculture: March 14 marks 2019’s National Ag Day
Beginning in 1973, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) launched the National Ag Day program, and since then, the organization has promoted the celebration of the agriculture industry in mid-March during National Ag Week, which is March 10-16 this year.
ACA says, “We believe every American should understand how food and fiber products are produced; appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy; and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.”
In 2019, National Ag Day celebrations surround the theme, “Agriculture: Food for Life.” The 46th anniversary event will specifically recognize that each American farmer feeds about 165 people, and agriculture products are America’s number one export. At the same time, new technology means farmers are more environmentally friendly than ever before.
“Today is really about recognizing the role of agriculture and celebrating it,” says ACA.
To celebrate National Ag Day, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup wants to see your favorite photos from the farm, ranch or your ag business. E-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail them to PO Box 850, Casper, WY 82602 or text them to 307-254-2473 to show us what ag looks like in your life. Submissions will be printed in the March 16 and March 23 editions of the Roundup. Call 307-234-2700 with questions.