The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 20, 2018. This will mark the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country.
Tennessee’s Farm and Forest Families are celebrating National Ag Day with Tennessee lawmakers with Ag Day on the Hill at the state capitol. Weather permitting, legislators, media and anyone near the state capitol Tuesday is welcome to stop by to see farm animals and lawmakers competing in cross-cut sawing competition to celebrate our most important industry.
The theme for National Ag Day 2018 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.” On March 20, 2018, ACA will host major events in the nation’s capital including an event at the National Press Club as well as a Taste of Agriculture Celebration.
Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day. These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.
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.
In addition to the events in Washington, DC on March 20, the ACA will once again feature the Ag Day Essay Contest. The winning essay will be presented on National Ag Day.
Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2018.