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[March 21, 2007]
Ag Day is celebrated on March 21, the first day
of spring. National Ag Day falls
during National Ag Week, March 18-26.
It's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by
agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations,
corporations, universities, government agencies and countless
other across America join together to recognize the
contributions of agriculture.
What is Ag Day all about?
Ag Day is about recognizing -- and celebrating -- the
contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National
Ag Day program encourages every American to:
food and fiber products are produced.
essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong
role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and
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Why celebrate agriculture?
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a
daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution.
This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may be
exposed to agriculture only if they enroll in related vocational
By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is
encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in
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 United States.
National Ag Day
information posted by the Agriculture Council of America]