Letter to the Editor: On National Ag Day and Every Day, we
Celebrate #OurFarmers
By: David Schemm, State Executive Director, Kansas Farm Service Agency; and Karen
Woodrich, State Conservationist, Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service.
March 2019
Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of America. They grow food to feed us, fiber to clothe us,
and fuel to run our homes and cars. Their hard work and dedication provide economic stability
across the nation – stability that supports rural economies and creates much-needed jobs in local
communities. No matter who we are, where we live, or what we do, we all have a reason every
day to celebrate and thank #ourfarmers.
March 14 is designated as National Ag Day. Today and every day, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) in Kansas join fellow agencies, non-profits, private industries, and consumers in
thanking our agricultural producers for their contributions to our nation and beyond.
This year’s National Ag Day theme, Agriculture: Food for Life, spotlights the hard work of
American farmers and ranchers who diligently work to provide food and fiber for the United
States and countries around the world. At USDA, our driving commitment is to support them as
they put food on America’s tables.
USDA works with millions of rural producers through a network of local service centers that
serve every county. Our farmers face challenges each day, and we’re proud to offer a variety of
programs to help them fund their operations, manage risk, conserve natural resources, and
recover from natural disasters.
On behalf of USDA, we would like to thank #ourfarmers for feeding our nation and the world.
To our farmers and ranchers: We are here to support you every step of the way. Visit your local
service center for one-on-one support with USDA programs and services, or learn more at
farmers.gov. On National Ag Day, and every other day of the year, we celebrate you.