Farmers and agricultural businesses across the U.S. are celebrating National Agriculture Day on March 8, as people who have used farm equipment have joined together to spread positive sentiment about the industry.
New York farmers are celebrating by making a donation to New York FarmNet, which provides critical resources and assistance to farm families, according to the Albany Post-Standard.
"National Agriculture Day is a time to reflect on what farming means to our state and to spread the word to the general public about how we produce abundant and affordable food and fiber," Dean Norton, president of New York Farm Bureau, said in a release. "Farmers are here to stay, we can’t pick up our land and move to another state or country, and as a result we are the glue that holds together rural communities upstate and on Long Island."
Citizens in North Dakota celebrated at the State Capitol Building, as the 30,000 family farmers and ranchers were represented by an exhibit that pays tribute to the industry in the state, according to Farm & Ranch Guide.
Maryland farmers joined in celebration, as the state's department of agriculture provided its residents with seven ways in which they can get involved in the agricultural industry, according to the Easton Star-Democrat.