Monday, March 07, 2016

Ag Week March 13-19 and Ag Day March 15 promote the importance of agriculture

National Ag Day, a day to celebrate agriculture, is scheduled for March 15, right in the heart of National Ag Week, from March 13-19. National Ag Day is a great time to recognize the importance of local agricultural by encouraging readers to: Understand how food and fiber products are produced; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy; and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products, states the National Ag Day website.

"By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture," states National Ag Day. "Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people... a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the U.S." More information about National Ag Day can be found by clicking here or calling the Agriculture Council of America at 913-491-1895.

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