This year National Ag Day is March 24, 2020, and is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America. This day falls during National Ag Week, which is March 22-28, 2020. 

National Ag Day is a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies, and countless others across the United States gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. 

The world population is increasing and there is becoming an even bigger demand for food, fiber, and renewable resources produced within the United States. 

The National Ag Day program believes that every American should:

  1. understand how food, fiber, and renewable resource products are produced. 
  2. value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. 
  3. appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. 
  4. acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber, and renewable resource industries. 

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.