This year, National Ag Day is March 23, 2021, and is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America. This day falls during National Ag Week, which is March 21-27, 2021.
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
We celebrate this week because agriculture provides almost everything we eat on a daily basis, but most people do not truly understand the importance of agriculture and what agriculture contributes to our society.
The Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture. These opportunities span much farther than traditional farming and a wide variety of careers have opened up.
Today, each farmer is responsible for feeding more than 165 people. Agriculture is responsible for providing us with nearly everything that we eat, wear, and is increasingly becoming more prevalent to our fuel and bio-product needs. Agriculture is also the nation’s top export and is vital to sustaining the health of our economy.
National Ag Day is a great reminder for everyone to thank the farmers that provide food, fiber, and renewable resources for them every day.