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Celebrate National Ag Day – March 21, 2017

Every American needs to understand how food and fiber are produced,
appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and
affordable products, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining
a strong economy – especially in Wood County, and recognize and consider
career opportunities in the agriculture, food, and fiber industry.

In Wood County alone, 67% of land is dedicated to farming. Typically, Wood
County’s crop production of corn, soybeans, and wheat rank in the top 5
throughout the state of Ohio. Grain produced in Wood County is used locally,
transported nationally, and exported internationally.

While some think farming is a seasonal job, there is always one more thing
that needs done on the farm. Local farmer’s work year round to produce
quality grain, livestock, and various other farm products. Many attend
conferences, receive certifications, and/or hold college degrees striving to
achieve a balance in bountiful yield, natural resource conservation, and the
farm budget.

Whether your farmer has 5 acres or 5,000 acres the end goal is still the
same, provide safe and healthy food not only for our local community but for
the world.

Celebrate National Ag Day, March 21, 2017.  National Ag Day is organized by
the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). ACA is a nonprofit organization
composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community,
dedicating its efforts to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s role
in modern society.

Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day.

Visit www.woodswcd.com to learn what the Wood Soil & Water Conservation is
doing for both the agricultural and urban areas of Wood County.

Like Farm4CleanWater on Facebook to get an inside look into Wood County

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