Louisiana celebrates National Agriculture Day
POSTED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — Today is National Ag Day and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and the National Ag Day program are coming together to promote the day.
Their outreach is focused on the Agriculture Council of America's (ACA) core values:
1. Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
2. Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
3. Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
4. Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.
“Because of agriculture, we have food to eat and clothes to wear. So often, our farmers and ranchers get overlooked because so much of what they do is taken for granted because people equate getting their food from the grocery store. As the population grows, our ag producers will be working harder and looking for more efficient, yet healthy, ways to feed the world,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “With agriculture being one of the largest industries in the state, you may know someone who is affiliated with the industry. Make sure you tell them ‘thank you’”.
Agriculture is an $11 billion industry in Louisiana.
For more information on National Ag Day, click here.