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Celebrate National Ag Day All Week
National Ag Day and National Ag Week are a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather together to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. As the world’s population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States.
“The challenges of feeding 9 billion people who will inhabit the Earth by 2050 are significant, so we must double agricultural output in that time while stabilizing or reducing the amount of land, water and inputs to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture,” said Dr. William G. Lesher, Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative. “GHI is proud to sponsor the 2011 Ag Day events because we understand that the next generation of farmers and ranchers will play a critical role in sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to help reduce starvation and malnutrition worldwide in the decades to come.”
Ag Day is an effort to educate millions of consumers each year of the increasing contributions agricultural offers to us every day. By far, the most effective part of this program is the role people play helping to spread the word. A few generations ago, most Americans were directly involved in—or had relatives or friends involved in— agricultural-related endeavors. Today, that is no longer the case. That is why it is so important that we join together at the community level and our voices, in concert, become a shout that carries our message a great deal further than any one of us can do alone!
Americans need to understand and recognize the value of agriculture in their daily lives and the importance it brings to the United State and the World. The National Ag Day program believes that every American should value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and appreciate the role agriculture plays providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
Agriculture is AMAZING!
Visit www.agday.org to learn more about ways you can celebrate Ag Day!