U.S. Agricultural Success for 2011 Highlighted by National Ag Day
The U.S. agricultural industry has relied on innovation and hard-working American farmers to weather the worst of the recent financial crisis. Though many people in the country are at least several generations removed from the farming lifestyle, according to the Dairy Herd Network, they benefit from the success of the sector.
The news source reported that the current era of farming may be the "Golden Age of Agriculture." Since National Agriculture Day was started 40 years ago, the industry has blossomed, due in part to increased support from the U.S. and technological innovation.
Daily Herd Network reported that it is important for Americans to realize that farming is an industry, and food production is a tech-based business in 2012. GPS and guidance tools help put the crop in the field and micro-controllers move food safely from the field to the American home.
National Agriculture Day is a day to celebrate the success of American agriculture, but also to invest in the future of the sector and the people who have used farm equipment to help feed the citizens of the U.S.
The purpose of the celebration is to educate consumers about the industry, along with creating goals for people involved in the industry. According to the news source, the agricultural sector has benefited from innovative ideas becoming norms, and farmers need to constantly upgrade their knowledge for this success to continue.