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National Ag Day Focuses on Importance of Agriculture

Tomorrow marks National Ag Day, a more than 40-year-old program that recognizes and celebrates agriculture.

The day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America, which is made up of leaders in the agriculture, food, and fiber communities.

The group has a section of its website dedicated to teachers and students who are looking to celebrate the day. It offers reasons why it's important to mark the occasion, such as:

  • Increased knowledge of agriculture and nutrition allows individuals to make informed personal choices about diet and health
  • Informed citizens will be able to participate in establishing the policies that will support a competitive agricultural industry in this country and abroad.
  • Employment opportunities exist across the board in agriculture.
  • Agricultural literacy includes an understanding of agriculture's history and current economic, social, and environmental significance to all Americans.

Other resources include fun facts, websites, and a suggested reading list.

Happy National Ag Day!

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