National Ag Day (National Agriculture Day) – Organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). This day started in 1973 as a way to increase public awareness of agriculture’s role in society. National Ag Day is held annually. Not sure which day is picked for each year.
National Ag Day (National Agriculture Day)
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). This day started in 1973 as a way to increase public awareness of agriculture’s role in society. National Ag Day is held annually. Not sure which day is picked for each year.
2020 that falls on March 24!
National Ag Day falls during National Ag Week, March 10-16, 2019.
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is the
Thanking Our Farmers for Food For Life.
On this day, ACA will host major events in the nation’s capital including an event at the National Press Club as well as a Taste of Agriculture Celebration. Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day.
These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate. National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.
The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:
- 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.
- Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.
Check out Martin Farms who sells fresh Beef and Pork in the East Tennessee (Piedmont Dandridge area). Where you can taste the Farm Fresh Difference.
In 2016, Agriculture is one of the top industries in Tennessee, contributing more than $74.8 billion a year to the state’s economy and employing more than 349,000 citizens. The state has more than 67,000 farms representing 10.9 million acres.
For more info: Visit www.agday.org
First published March 20, 2018. Last updated or republished March 12, 2020