National Ag Week is March 18th – 24th, with National Ag Day falling on Tuesday, March 20th.
The National Ag Day Program began in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America. The ACA is an organization composed of leaders in the food and fiber communities of our nation dedicated to increasing public awareness about agriculture’s vital role in our society.
ACA believes that every American should:
- Understand how food and fiber products are produced
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products
- Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
- Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry
As a Statewide organization, CWA, Ag in the Classroom, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture host Ag Day at the Capitol. Booths are set up on Capitol grounds in Sacramento and are open to elected officials and staff to tour, then opened up to the public.
Locally, our chapter has been posting agriculture related facts to our Facebook page. Co-Presidents, Lacy Litten and Lauretta Griffin, spoke on the Andy Caldwell show about our organization and the importance of agriculture to our local economy.
We’d like to thank Andy for his continued support and giving up some of his air time to allow us to promote ag and CWA.