The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Week program was started in 1973. National Ag Week runs March 4-10, 2012.
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bioproducts. Each year, members of the agricultural industry gather together to promote American agriculture. This effort helps educate millions of consumers.
By far, the most effective part of this program is the role you play in helping spread the word. A few generations ago, most Americans were directly involved in—or had relatives or friends involved in—agricultural-related endeavors. Today, that is no longer the case. That is why it is so important that we join together at the community level..our voices, in concert, become a shout that carries our message a great deal further than any one of us can do alone!
Each American farmer or rancher feeds more than 144 people. This is a dramatic increase from the 25 people that each producer fed in the 1960s. Quite simply, American Agriculture is doing more and doing it better.
In this video, producers from around the nation talk about American agriculture:
Posted by Haylie Shipp