Jones Obenchain, LLP celebrates National Teach Ag Day! Today marks the eighth annual celebration, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education. The campaign is designed to encourage others to teach school-based agriculture and recognize the important role that agriculture plays in our schools and communities. Across the nation, there are over 12,000 agricultural teachers that mentor, motivate, and make a difference in the lives of students each day.
Agriculture is undeniably important to Indiana. The state has over 58,000 farms with an economic impact of $11.2 billion per year! The production of corn and soybeans helps Indiana rank in the top-five states for crop production. But Indiana agriculture ranks among the top states for production of other important commodities, too. These include swine, poultry, cantaloupe, tomatoes, and watermelon. The state even has 40 farms growing 1.5 million pounds of fish a year!
Now that you’ve learned a little more about Indiana agriculture, you can share this information to participate in National Teach Ag Day! To learn more about the holiday visit the National Teach Ag Day website. To learn more about agriculture in Indiana, visit the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.