The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host the 46th anniversary of National Agriculture Day on March 19. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.”

Major events happening in conjunction with National Ag Day will include a program at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and a Taste of Agriculture Celebration in the nation’s capitol.

These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

 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

ACA also features the Ag Day Essay Contest. The winning essay will be presented on National Ag Day.

Sponsors for National Ag Day include CHS, Corteva Agriscience, John Deere, Beef USA, Data Transmission Network, Farm Progress, Growmark, Meredith Agrimedia, National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, Sage, AAEA Foundation, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, AgriMarketing, Agriculture Future of America, AgHires, AgriPulse, American Agri-Women, National Farm Bureau Federation, American Feed Industry Association, CAST, National Association of Farm Broadcasters, National Agriculture Marketing Association, National FFA Organization, Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, The Sugar Association, This Week in AgriBusiness, National Cotton Council of America, National Crop Insurance Services, Syngenta, U.S. custom Harvesters Inc., Dri Lake Farm Inc., Franks Sunrise Farms Inc., Independent Professional seed Association and Tyson Fresh Meats.

Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2019. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. ACA is based in Overland Park, Kan.