Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center will join in celebrating National Ag Day in recognition of the abundance provided by American agriculture. The event is set for Wednesday, March 18, from 9:30 am-11:30 am at the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Southern University in Baton Rouge.
What Is Ag Day?
It's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
Why Celebrate Agriculture?
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training.
By building awareness, the Agriculture Council of America is encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.
Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people ... a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.
For more information please contact: Dr. Renita W. Marshall or Dr. Kenyetta Nelson-Smith