Today, marks the 50th anniversary of National Ag Day, a day that celebrates and recognizes the important contributions of American agriculture. National Ag Day was first celebrated on March 20, 1973 and has since become an annual tradition.
This year’s theme is “Growing a climate for tomorrow.” This theme recognizes the important role that agriculture plays in mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable practices to protect our planet for future generations. It also highlights the importance of innovation and technology in agriculture. New technologies such as precision agriculture, drones, and artificial intelligence can help farmers optimize their operations and reduce their environmental impact.
Here are a few ways you can participate in National Ag Week!
- Learn about sustainable agriculture: Use this week to learn more about sustainable agriculture practices and the role it plays in our lives.
- Support local farmers: Show your support for local farmers who use sustainable practices by purchasing produce from local markets.
- Start a garden: If you have pace in your backyard, or even a small porch/balcony. You can grow your own fruits and veggies using sustainable practices such as composting, using companion plating, natural pest control, conserving water, and selecting climate appropriate plants.
- Share your knowledge: Use social media to share your knowledge about agriculture with your friends and family. You can post photos and facts about agriculture or share articles and videos that you found interesting.
- Participate in online events: Many organizations and agricultural groups host virtual events during National Agriculture Week. You can attend webinars, online workshops, and even virtual farm tours.