March 25th 2014 has been designated as National Ag Day 2014. Ag day is an opportunity for producers, ag associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.

2014 National Ag Day

Agriculture  Council of America Announces 2014 National Ag Day Date

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA)  will host National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. This will mark the 41st  anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and  communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day is "Agriculture: 365  Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed."

On March 25, 2014. The ACA will host major  events in the nation’s capital including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Additionally, the ACA  will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the  message of Ag Day to the Hill.

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 25, the ACA will once again feature the Ag Day Essay Contest as well as the 2014 Ag Day Poster Art Contest.

Keep checking for more information on National Ag Day in 2014.