U.S. Celebrates Ag Day
The week of March 10th through 17th was celebrated as Agriculture and farmers’ week across the country. In Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson proclaimed this week “Agriculture Week,” and March 12th as “Farmer Day,” to celebrate agriculture’s contributions to Arkansas. President Trump issued a proclamation on March 14th as well.
National Ag Day was officially held on March 14th. The effort is led by the Agriculture Council of America, an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.
.@AsaHutchinson proclaims #AgWeek & #FarmersDay at the Capitol today. Agriculture is, and has always been, Arkansas’s #1 industry. It is the foundation of our state’s economy. pic.twitter.com/bMUWdb2dXN— AgCouncilofAr (@AgCouncilofAr) March 12, 2019
Today is #NationalAgDay. @CottonInc, with its ground-breaking ag research, is helping to ensure that #cotton producers get the most from every minute they are out on the field. https://t.co/g9KFE00LNT pic.twitter.com/OlH9Ai1Abw— Cotton Incorporated (@CottonInc) March 14, 2019