As someone that didn’t grow up in agriculture (the closest I got was the 5 cow dairy farm up the street from my subdivision) I seldom thought about the importance of farming in my everyday life before I graduated college. Now that I work for Monsanto, I have had the opportunity to meet with farmers and I understand more about the challenging yet rewarding occupation these men and women have chosen.
National Agriculture Week (March 14-20) is an opportunity to connect to the people that are supplying the world with their food, fuel and fiber. Anyone who has ever met a farmer can tell you that they are more than willing to open up their home and their farm to anyone who is interested in learning more about agriculture. I know personally, they have talked my eager-to-learn ear off about it!
While I recommend visiting a farm soon, it is as easy as going online to learn more about ag. You can find a list of sites below that feature farming and focus on National Agriculture Week. From blogs to Facebook, Twitter to YouTube, and even a photo contest, folks in the ag industry are happy and excited to share their day to day lives with anyone. While you are visiting these sites leave a comment and thank a farmer for all that they provide for this country.
Farmers! In honor of National Agriculture Week, tell me, why are you a farmer?
National Ag Week – Farm Bureau Blog
Happy Ag Week! – AgWired
Share Your Ag Advocacy Ideas – Cause Matters Facebook Page
Online Ag Photo Contest – Westfield Insurance
Celebrating an Ag Week Anniversary – Capital Press Blog
NE Governor National Ag Week Flyaround – Nebraska Farm Bureau Facebook Page
Syngenta to Mark Ag Week – Triad Business Journal
Ways to Say Thanks: National Ag Week – Nutridense A BASF Blog
Amazing American Agriculture – Corn Commentary
It’s National Ag Week – North Carolina Dept. of Ag Blog
Time for a Party – Gate to Plate Blog by Michele Payn-Knoper
National Ag Day – South Carolina Agricultural Council
Agriculture Celebrates – Ad Mavericks
Celebrate Ag Week – Fastline Blog
Thank a Farmer – South Dakota Corn
American Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. Amazing – Indiana Dairy
Celebrating Agriculture – Advocates for Ag
Today’s Farmer – HyMark High Spots