2009-03-12 / Letters

March 15-21 National Ag Week

To The Editor:

Agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. That's the message of National Ag Week, which is celebrated March 15-21, 2009. Producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America will gather to celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture during National Ag Week.

The National Ag Week program is committed to increasing public awareness about American agriculture. As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources that the United States produces.

Fulton County Farm Bureau believes that every American should understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced and should value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. Everyone should appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. National Ag Week focuses on educating Americans about the industry, so they may also acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industry.

Each year, the National Ag Week program gathers members of the agriculture industry in an effort to promote American agriculture. Focused on sharing how agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, this program helps to educate millions of consumers each year. Please join the Fulton County Farm Bureau in this effort to promote American agriculture to everyone during National Ag Week, March 15-21, 2009. For local, additional information, please contact Reed Englert of the Fulton County Farm Bureau at 717-987-3965. For program materials and information, contact www.agday.org.

Marlin M. Lynch Media Coordinator

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