Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed


Agweek 14insideFor generations, farmers have been getting up before the sun, 365 days a year, so they can feed their families--and 7 billion people across the world--healthy food. Just about everything we eat, wear, and use comes from agriculture, so Illinois Farm Bureau is celebrating National Ag Week, March 23-29.

National Ag Week is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). ACA is a not-for-profit organization made up of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities - all with a goal to increase awareness of agriculture's vital role in our society.

The National Ag Week program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

National Ag Week is a time to recognize everthing that agriculture does and means for us. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies, and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture in our lives.


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Fun Food Facts

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Ag Day Public Service Announcement

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