On this day in agriculture history | March 28
What has happened in agriculture on March 28 over the years? Here are a few snapshots from history.
5 years ago
Distinguished 4-H students from around the country and Canada came to the USDA to present ideas on how to increase the number of young farmers during a roundtable with Farm Service Agency leadership.
11 years ago
A dedication ceremony was held for the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) building in Westport, Missouri. Pictured are Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congressman William Clay cutting the ribbon.
16 years ago
Severe drought spanned southern Iowa and northern Illinois March 28, 2006, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Many other top corn growing states were suffering abnormally dry conditions, or worse.
67 years ago
Today is country music singer Reba McEntire’s birthday. Originally from Oklahoma, she learned to sing with her family on drives home from her father’s rodeos. Her break came in 1974 after she was hired to perform the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and was noticed by country artist Red Steagall.
78 years ago
Mercy Martinez harvests carrots in the field in El Centro, Imperial County, California, in this National Archives and Records Administration photo.