Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day is celebrated every year in September, on the second Saturday. In 2022, it falls on September 10th. The holiday was established to raise public awareness of the work of farmers. Traditionally, events are held in Quincy, but millions of people know about them. Guests of the holiday get acquainted with agriculture in a game format, including parades, quizzes, exhibitions, and excursions.
The history of the holiday began in 1981, when there was a story on the radio about a woman who claimed groceries were too expensive, but at the same time she did not know anything about agriculture, how crops are grown, and how difficult it is. A Quincy farmer listened to the radio and reacted instantly to this injustice. He came up with the idea of bringing people as close as possible to agriculture, which is why Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day was created.
- There are about 2 million farms in the United States.
- More than half of agricultural production comes from family-type farms.
- One farmer’s produce can feed 150 people.
- The USA is the third largest food exporting country in the world.
- The more people on the planet, the greater the need for farmers and agricultural products.
How to take part
Visit a farm and see with your own eyes how people work. You will get an idea of what agriculture is and how difficult it is. Be sure to thank the farmers for their work, because they provide millions of people with food. If you feel the strength and motivation in yourself, organize your own farm.
When is Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?
Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day is observed on the second Saturday of September each year.