Americans will celebrate National Ag Day on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
American agriculture provides food, fiber, clothing, and even fuel. As the world population soars, an even greater demand for renewable resources exists in the United States and abroad.
The nation's agriculture industry is very diverse. Small scale farms provide pick-your-own fruits and farmer's market produce. Larger operations produce grain, beef, pork, poultry, farm raised catfish and other products. American agriculture also supplies the nation with ethanol, oils and other bioproducts.
Programs associated with National Ag Day help to:
* Educate Americans about how these products are produced
* Promote the role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
* Note the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products
* Make citizens aware of career opportunities in the agriculture industries.