Today is National AG Day! Started in 1973, the Agriculture Council of America looked to increase public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. By creating this day, the ACA looked to educate American’s on 4 Core Values:
-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.
As we celebrate and recognize the abundance provided by agriculture, we also should keep in mind the their critical economic and security role in our country.
“Farm co-ops, universities, 4-H clubs, agricultural associations, FFA clubs, businesses and other organizations at the city, county and state levels celebrate with a variety of events that give the general public an opportunity to see how their food, clothing and other products get from the farm to you.”