March 20, 2018, marks National Ag Day in the U.S., which is a day when producers, agricultural professionals, corporations, universities, and government agencies come together to celebrate the industry. The goal of National Ag Day is to help drive awareness for how food is produced, the value of agriculture in the economy, and how agriculture provides safe, abundant and affordable products.
This year marks the 45th annual anniversary of National Ag Day, which is also celebrated in classrooms across the country. Today, the Agriculture Council of America will host major events in Washington D.C., including an event at the National Press Club. One hundred college students are also being brought to Washington D.C. to spread awareness of National Ag Day.
At the Press Club Event, the topic of discussion will be “The Consumer, the Farmer and Sustainability.” Representatives from John Deere, the American Farm Bureau Federation, The Ohio State University, and Culver’s will all be on hand to lead a panel discussion on sustainability as it exists in the agricultural industry today.
In addition, the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will be hosted on March 21, and another panel discussion on regulatory barriers to innovative agricultural biotechnology will be held on March 22.
For more information on National Ag Day and all of the celebratory events taking place this week, visit www.agday.org.