Posted by Elena del Valle on February 16, 2010
Since 1973, National Ag Day is celebrated on the first day of Spring to provide recognition of the food and fiber industry’s contributions to America, the food many of us eat every day. The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and the American National CattleWomen (ANCW) planned the first National Agriculture Day nearly 30 years ago. Beginning in 1979, The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has coordinated the National Agriculture Day celebration in Washington, D.C.
The idea is to unite the food and agricultural communities and educate the non-farm public about the industry which is mostly, 98 percent, family owned, according to the AdDay Blog. For a glimpse of the new animated Public Service Announcement see our Public Service Section on the right side of the page. Click on the ad to visit the AgDay.org website for event information. Nonprofit organizations are eligible for free public service announcement ad space on HispanicMPR.