Tuesday is National Ag Day, and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the date is an opportunity to celebrate the farming sector.


“National Ag Day is a celebration of the food and fiber community that has been taking place since 1973. This is the 50th anniversary of Ag Day. There will be activities in Washington D.C., including a National Ag Day proclamation at USDA where I will be participating. There will also be activities across the country. You can also register for a virtual Ag Day event focused on Growing a Climate for Tomorrow at agday.org.”


Duvall said it’s important to celebrate National Ag Day as it promotes the work of farmers and ranchers to consumers.


"Ag Day is an awesome opportunity to celebrate everything that we as farmers and ranchers do and reflect on how fortunate we are to go to work each and every day in the fields, barns and pastures on our farms," Duvall said.  "It's also an opportunity to talk with our consumers about agriculture, to get outside of our fence rows and share the story of the vital role that agriculture plays in our society.”

And, Duvall added there are many ways you can get involved in the celebration.


“The easiest way to get involved is to tell your story. You might want to visit a school and read one of our Foundation for Agriculture’s accurate ag books, or maybe even post something on social media that's going on on your farm. Or you could call a legislator and just tell him or her why agriculture is important. If you really want to go all out, host an event on your farm or ranch and invite the community to come in and see what you do every day, and let them get to know you.”


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