Agriculture is one of the world’s oldest industries. In fact, many countries’ economies still depend on the agricultural industry. Today, on October 12, we recognize the hard work that goes into feeding a nation. Previously known as Old Farmers Day, National Farmers’ Day dates back to the 1800s, a time when a higher percentage of the population was involved in agriculture, with harvest festivals and events in September and October. National Farmers Day encourages Americans to thank farmers and ranchers for providing the food, clothing, fuel, and materials that we otherwise take for granted.
Director, Sustainability & Knowledge Management, Huma, Inc.
Lifelong learner, master gardener, rescuer of greyhounds, grandpa. Once served detention for placing ecology flag on top of his high school.
This Week in Ag #7
For most farmers, April means the start of planting season. It’s a lot like opening day for a baseball team: heavy planning, great excitement and anticipation, lots of optimism and more than a few watch outs. So when exactly do farmers start planting? While they all have a plan, Mother Nature usually has the final say. There is...
National Agriculture Day is celebrated on March 22. This 49th anniversary of National Ag Day is being celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country with a 2022 theme of “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow.” In a virtual Ag Day event, the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington...
Member of BHN Board of Directors to Head Arizona Department of Agriculture
Mark Killian Appointed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to Succeed Retired ADA Director Don Butler Gilbert, AZ: Governor Doug Ducey has announced the appointment of Mark Killian as director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture. “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Killian to lead the Arizona Department of Agriculture,” said Governor Ducey. “Mark...