The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosted National Agriculture Day on March 21. This marked the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 was “Agriculture: Food For Life.”
On March 21, ACA hosted major events in the nation’s capital including a breakfast event at the National Press Club as well as a Taste of Agriculture Celebration on the Hill. Additionally, the ACA brought approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day.
These events honored National Agriculture Day and marked a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and reminded citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture participated.
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.
The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:
- Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
- Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
- Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.
Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2017.