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Farmers' Consumer Awareness Day - September
Sat, Sep 14, 2024

Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day

Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of September to raise public awareness of the work of farmers. The holiday, established to showcase the efforts and importance of farmers, features a variety of engaging activities including parades, quizzes, exhibitions, and farm tours, mainly held in Quincy, where the event originated.

History

The concept for Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day originated in 1981 after a Quincy farmer heard a radio story about a woman complaining about high grocery prices while admitting her lack of knowledge about agriculture and the challenges of farming. Motivated to educate the public, he created this day to bring people closer to understanding agriculture.

Interesting Facts

  • There are approximately 2 million farms across the United States.
  • More than half of the agricultural production in the U.S. comes from family-run farms.
  • A single farmer’s produce can feed 150 people annually.
  • The United States ranks as the third-largest food exporting country globally.
  • As the global population grows, so does the demand for farmers and agricultural products.

How to Take Part

Visit a farm to see firsthand the hard work that goes into agriculture. This experience can provide a real appreciation for what farming involves. Take the opportunity to thank farmers for their crucial role in providing food. If inspired, consider starting your own farm to contribute to this vital industry.

When is Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day celebrated in 2024?

Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day is observed on the second Saturday of September each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 14 2024
Saturday September 13 2025
Saturday September 12 2026
Saturday September 11 2027
Saturday September 9 2028
Saturday September 8 2029

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