Happy National Ag Day!

Although it seems a bit ungrateful to express our appreciation to those responsible for the food on our plates on only one day of the year, it’s the same treatment we give our mothers, fathers, spouses, grandparents and sweetests. It’s apparently just how we do things, and in no way means we don’t appreciate them every day of the year.

Today is National Ag Day, the day we set aside every year to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. So, today is the day to thank and otherwise show your appreciation to those who work very hard to make it very easy for the rest of us to find enough to eat. (Safety note: Depending on where you live, how well you know your local ag folks and if your planned mode of appreciation involves hugging, it might be wise to ask before doing.)

This year marks the 41st anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. It was created by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA).

Every spring, producers, agricultural associations,  corporations, universities, government agencies  and others across the country join together in  recognition—and appreciation—of agriculture  in our country.

The theme for Ag Day 2014 is “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.” For more on National Ag Day, click here.

Thank you people of agriculture! (But, no need to worry — I’m not much of a hugger.)

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