Mar 23, 2021 | Blog

Happy National Agriculture Day 2021

A Day Worthy of Celebration

Social media has resulted in many more days of commemoration being widely known and celebrated worldwide. Scrolling through your feed, chances are good you have already heard that today is National Ag Day, this is National Ag Week, and yesterday was even World Water Day! It’s hard to keep up with all the days, but having a dedicated day (this happens to be the 47th annual National Ag Day) does give us an opportunity to take pause to reflect on the importance of agriculture and our role within this complex system that provides life sustaining product to the humans and animals who rely on it.

The Agriculture Council of America put together a great toolkit to promote Ag Day here. There are lots of images you can download and share on your feed to promote Ag Day.

We thought we would compile the “best of” from around the web to share what we’ve found promoting a day that is worthy of celebration!


Celebrating our farmers.

SfL has a nice write-up about the importance of this day. “National Agriculture Day gives the opportunity for producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others from across the United States to gather and celebrate the benefits provided by American agriculture.”

President Biden Proclamation

From President Joe Biden’s official statement:

“On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s past and present.  America’s agriculture sector safeguards our Nation’s lands through sustainable management; ensures the health and safety of animals, plants, and people; provides a safe and abundant food supply; and facilitates opportunities for prosperity and economic development in rural America.” Read full proclamation here.

Past U.S. President Quotes on Ag

From George Washington and on, U.S. presidents have shared the importance of agriculture in our lives. George Washington said, “It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage.”

Farm Policy Facts gathered quotes from select presidents that can be found here.

We will continue to keep you informed on this and other developments impacting Western irrigated agriculture.