National Ag Week is March 14-20 |

National Ag Week is March 14-20

Richard Snell
Barton County Extension Agent

Do you have anything to do with farming? I am here to tell you that if you eat or wear clothes, you are involved with agriculture and you should be proud of that! Farmers and the many others involved in agriculture – the process of getting food and fiber to consumers, are the best people in the world. I know because I work with them everyday!

World population is at 6.2 billion today, and is expected to reach 7.5 billion by the year 2020. There will be millions of new mouths to feed, many of whom rely on United States food production to meet this need.

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is energizing its Ag Day promotions in 2010. Committee members hope to reach a wider audience with this year’s theme: American Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. AMAZING.

As usual, the annual celebration of ag takes place in March. National Ag Week is March 14-20, 2010, with National Ag Day celebrated on the final day, March 20, 2010. The first day of spring always signifies Ag Day.

Contrary to what you may hear, a vast majority of farmers take special care of the land, the environment and their animals. Thank a farmer today and honor him or her this next week by celebrating American Agriculture.

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