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Happy National Agriculture Week!

This week we celebrate those who work hard to produce the food, fuel and fiber used around the world during the National Agriculture Week (March 13-19) in the US.

Part of this celebration is the official “Ag Day” where members of the agriculture industry gather and promote American agriculture.

Ag Day is about recognizing – and celebrating – the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.Ag Day logo
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. Source: www.agday.org

Throughout the whole week Farmers and Ranchers are sharing stories, hosting local events and using tools like Social Media to reach consumers.

We would like to use this opportunity of celebrating agriculture and encourage you to follow ag blogger Ryan Goodman’s great idea. He asks you to share why you are proud to be part of agriculture. He’s even holding a contest that we’re happy to sponsor by providing a few prizes. For more information on how to take part in his initiative see his blog: http://agricultureproud.com/2011/03/14/why-are-you-agproud

Why are you proud to be part of agriculture and what does your region do to promote agriculture?