The Agriculture Council of America hosted National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. This marked the 41st anniversary of National Ag Day which was celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. This year’s theme was "Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed."
The ACA hosted major events in the nation’s capital including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Additionally, the ACA brought approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day to the Hill.
These events honored National Agriculture Day and marked a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us.
“National Agriculture Day is a great opportunity for agriculturalists to share their knowledge, dedication and commitment to the future’s safe, affordable and abundant food supply,” said Kent Schescke, director of government and nonprofit relations at the National FFA Organization. “It also creates an opportunity for our state FFA officers to meet with their government representatives and discuss the current and future state of agriculture in their communities.”
The National Ag Day program encourages every American to understand how food and fiber products are produced. It promotes the essential role agriculture plays in maintaining a strong economy, while acknowledging the career opportunities in the industry.
The National FFA Organization, 4-H and Agriculture Future for America coordinate with the Agricultural Council of America to stage National Ag Day each year. The event began in 1973. For more about National Agriculture Day, visit www.AgDay.org.