The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), along with industry and organizations across the country, celebrates National Ag Day today.
USCA President Danni Beer, Keldron, South Dakota, commented on the celebration, “USCA likes to think that as producers, we celebrate agriculture each and every day. However, given the need to continue to promote and tell our story, we are encouraging our members to post and promote their daily activities on social media this week as a means to continue to highlight the industry and our way of life.”
“Just this past week, the Weather Channel featured a video shot by USCA Secretary Whitney Klasna, and originally posted on her personal social media accounts. The video has since been viewed over 2.5 million times. It just goes to show that any way we can capture the general public’s attention is a win for agriculture.”
USCA Secretary Whitney Klasna, Lambert, Montana, commented on the significance of the day, “This week isn't just about celebrating farmers and ranchers; it's about celebrating how far we have come in food production. U.S. farmers and ranchers are embracing the potential of where new innovations and technology will take us in order to continue to feed the world’s growing population. ”
“National Ag Day is truly a celebration that highlights the importance of communities coming together to support a common and basic need, access to safe and nutritious food. The food we eat is the common thread that stitches us all together. Whether it's a delicious T. Bone steak from Montana or tri-tip from California, America’s farmers and ranchers should be celebrated today, and every day for that matter, for providing the best and safest food products in the world.”