Today is National Ag Day, celebrating American agriculture. 

In his proclamation of National Ag Day, President Joe Biden writes, “I call upon all Americans to join me in recognizing and reaffirming our commitment to and appreciation” of American agriculture. 

he Association of Equipment Manufacturers is highlighting the technology and innovation in agriculture on the National Mall, with a half-mile of farm equipment and booths to educate the public and lawmakers. 

Also, student leaders from FFA, 4-H, Agriculture Future of America, and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences are sharing information on the critical role agriculture plays in our culture and economy. 

A National FFA spokesperson says, “National Ag Day gives students from agriculture youth organizations the chance to work together and share the importance of agriculture and agricultural education with our national government leaders.” 

This year marks the 49th anniversary of National Ag Day, celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)