Ag Day promotes producers
Hosted by the Agriculture Council of America, March 23, 2021 marks the 48th anniversary of National Ag Day. The theme of this event, celebrated in classrooms and communities throughout the country, is “Food Brings Everyone to the Table.”
The National Ag Day program encourages every American to learn how food and fiber products are produced from agricultural commodities, appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products, value this essential role in maintaining a strong economy and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industries.
Gov. Mark Gordon and First Lady of Wyoming Jennie Gordon share in an interview with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, “Wyoming agriculture is a cornerstone of this state. From our territorial beginnings and open range to the modern era, agriculture has consistently been an underpinning part of our culture and economy.”
They continue, “We want to make sure all ag families have the opportunity to stay and work the land they love and also introduce this industry to a new generation to agriculture, like we were fortunate enough to do with our kids. Ag folks are humble people and we don’t often brag about the wonderful things we do, so National Ag Day is for all of our producers and it’s a little chance to celebrate everything wonderful about agriculture – a little chance to be proud of how special our producers really are.”
Keep an eye out for next week’s Roundup featuring National Ag Day celebrations throughout the state!