March 21, 2022
If you’ve lived in West Texas for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard of National Ag Day. Organized in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others come together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. We want you and your family to join us in recognizing the contributions of agriculture, too! Here are a few ways to celebrate National Ag Day this year:
- If you know a farmer reach out to them and thank them for the work they do.
- Teach a child about where their food comes from and the irreplaceable role that farmer’s play in getting that food to them. Dairy products, meat, bread, noodles—even french fries and ketchup all originate on a farm!
- Purchase ingredients for a “locally grown” meal from a local store, butcher shop or Farmer’s Market.
- Make a contribution to your local Soil & Water Conservation District. They work to promote good stewardship of natural resources and provide education to improve soil health, which are both important for farmers!
- Share what agriculture means to you in a photo on social media—whether it’s the ingredients for your dinner, a farmer that you’d like to thank, or a rural field. Use the hashtags #AgDay22 and #theSpiritofWestTexas.
As a community bank that was founded in Dimmitt, TX, we’ve grown up alongside the farmers and ranchers of West Texas and recognize the contributions and sacrifices they’ve made along the way. First United Bank is one of the Top 10 Ag Lenders in Texas and we’re proud to support the hardworking individuals in the agriculture industry today and every day. They truly are the Spirit of West Texas.