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National Agriculture Week is celebrated every year in March.

National Agriculture Week is celebrated every year in March on dates announced by the Agriculture Council of America. This year the week-long event begins on March 17th and ends on March 23rd. The week acknowledges and celebrates the agricultural industry and the role it plays in the U.S. economy and food supply.

Farmers of all kinds have been essential since the very beginning, and although the past few years have presented many challenges, they’ve managed to weather the ups and downs, as they have throughout our history, insuring the continued availability of our everyday necessities. Farmers deserve to be praised for the long hours of often grueling outdoor work, in all types of weather, and frequently before sunrise and long after sunset. Farms and farm animals, especially, don’t allow for time off, which is why care and feeding of livestock is one of the only types of work allowed on Amish farms on Sundays.

Approximately 40% of the land in the U.S. is agricultural, either for farming or grazing of farm animals. Even so, less than 2% of the population work in the farming industry, which seems a staggering responsibility for such a small group. Imagine how different things would be without the hard work of America’s farms and farm families.

If you’d like to visit a working farm in Shipshewana, check out Stutzman Dairy Farm!

For even more info about Agriculture Week, its history, and how you can show your support, check out this website.

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