Everything You Think is Wrong (about Agriculture) Day
Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 2:34 PM
I don't think it's a coincidence that National Agriculture Day is celebrated in the month of March. Earth is starting to wake up from her winter slumber. Rain has started to fall, and the grass has been shocked with a rich green tint. Baby animals are beginning to romp around pastures and flowers are starting to bloom. The month comes to us like a lion, then it goes out like a lamb because spring has finally arrived.
March 15 hosts two holidays that, in my opinion, go hand-in-hand. The first holiday is National Agriculture Day. A day to celebrate a safe and steady food supply in America. It's a reminder to thank farmers and ranchers for their dedication 24/7 and 365 days out of the year to feeding the world.
The second holiday, which may not be as nationally recognized as the first, is Everything You Think is Wrong Day. This holiday sounds ridiculous, but I think is quite fitting it shares the same day as National Agriculture Day.
Almost everyone has the ability to Google search at a moments notice. If you read it on the Internet, it must be true...right? Hate to break it to you, but the Google search engine isn't a farmer. There are thousands of keyboard warriors who feverishly type whatever they 'think' they know about agriculture on social media. Labels, commercials and products bombard our eyes with stretched versions of the truth about the food we eat. It's important to share farm stories and let consumers reach out to those involved in the agriculture industry to answer questions politely and respectfully.
Today, I would like to encourage you to take the opportunity and share a positive story or photograph about agriculture. You don't need to be a writer, photographer or even a farmer to be a part of National Agriculture Day. I've attached a YouTube video with a slideshow of images I've taken over the past year along with a few borrowed photos from the Internet about agriculture. Let's celebrate a day dedicated to animals, food and farmers.