Happy National Agriculture Day!

Red Barn in fieldEach us is touched by agriculture in some way every day, from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the fuel we use to power our vehicles.

Today marks National Agriculture Day, which is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about what agriculture is and how it impacts everyone. It falls during National Agriculture Week, which began yesterday and runs through Friday.

Neogen is proud to support agriculture, an industry and way of life that is at the heart of what it is to be human. Without agriculture, there would be little food and essential materials for so many everyday things, from clothing to pharmaceuticals.

Today’s farmers face unique challenges, including feeding a burgeoning global population experts believe will hit nine billion by the year 2050. As demands for high quality, safe food increases, farmers also have had to find ways to do more with less – an effort in which they have been overwhelmingly successful. Farmers today produce 262 percent more food than they did in 1950 with two percent less resources, such as labor and seeds, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Please take a moment today to thank a farmer and, from all of us at Neogen, we wish you a wonderful National Agriculture Day!

For more information on National Agriculture Day, visit agday.org.

Check out our infographic, Agriculture’s Impact, about how much ag contributes to our day-to-day lives.

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