Although the day varies from year to year, in 2014, National Agriculture day is today!
According to the National Agriculture Day website, Ag Day, as it’s more commonly called, is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. It’s a day to “recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.”
In the past, I wouldn’t have given this date much thought. It’s not that it wasn’t worthy of thought, it’s just that now, thanks to the generations of farmers in the Brinson family, and the generosity of my father, I own a farm. It’s called Brinson’s Race and the pictures above and below are of the cotton field. For pictures of other parts of the farm, check out the website, www.BrinsonsRace.com.
But, back to Ag Day…
Whether or not you have a farm, I invite you to join me in honoring this day. In fact, here are a just a few suggestions to get you started:
- Spend a little time to better understand how fibers are produced, and what life is like for those who produce it,
- Encourage the kids in your life to at least consider agriculture as a career, or
- Eat well today, and as you do, think about all that goes into bringing that food to your table.
Happy Ag Day!