Monday, March 14, 2011

Mutton Mondays - National Ag Week and Colorado Ag Day

This week is National Ag Week and Wednesday, March 16, 2011 has been proclaimed, “Colorado Ag Day.” National Ag Week and Colorado Ag Day are days to recognize ranchers and farmers across America and how important the industry is.  

“Colorado's farmers and ranchers contribute greatly to our way of life. Besides providing food and fiber, agriculture also protects our natural resources,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar. “Colorado's diverse agriculture and food industry is a large part of our great state's economy, generating approximately $20 billion annually and supporting more than 108,000 jobs.”

So, how will you celebrate National Ag Week or Colorado Ag Day? Will you buy local? Will you contact your local National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) and see if they are hosting an event? Maybe you will become a follower of an ag blog? Whatever it is you do to honor your local ag industry I speak for thousands when I say your support is greatly appreciated. 

Happy Monday!


Mandy said...

Those lambs are so cute! Forget the 2nd dog...throw one of those little guys in the house with Finley! :)

A Rancher's Wife said...

They are too cute. I love when they get in their own little herd and frolick around! I'll get a video of it soon.