Happy National Agriculture Day and Week!
TODAY, March 21st is National Agriculture Day! National Agriculture Day kicks off an annual weeklong celebration of National Agriculture Week, which is recognized every year in March on dates announced by the Agriculture Council of America. This year National Agriculture Week being March 21st through the 27th, 2023.
According to the The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10158—National Agriculture Day, 2021: “On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s past and present. America’s agriculture sector safeguards our Nation’s lands through sustainable management; ensures the health and safety of animals, plants, and people; provides a safe and abundant food supply; and facilitates opportunities for prosperity and economic development in rural America.”
A few ideas on how to celebrate National Agriculture Week are attending a local celebration event, making a farm-to-table meal, sharing with others about the importance of agriculture, educating yourself on agricultural issues affecting your area, supporting local farms or dairies, etc. CLICK HERE for more ideas on how YOU can celebrate National Agriculture Week.
For more information on the history of National Agriculture Week, CLICK HERE.