Farmers Day - October 12
Wed, Oct 12, 2022

Farmers Day

On October 12, Farmers Day is celebrated across America in order to pay well-deserved praise to the work of farmers and the farmers themselves. Autumn is the height of the harvest, this period is one of the most dressed up for the men and women who run the farm. But it is thanks to their work that fruits, vegetables and meat arrive in American stores on time, which then end up on the tables and in American refrigerators.

History

The first evidence of the celebration of Farmers Day dates back to the 1800s, but the exact origin of the holiday is unknown. It is worth noting that in different regions of the United States this national day is celebrated on different days.

From the very beginning of US history, farmers have made a huge contribution to the development of the country, thanks to their hard work, the US economy has developed and is developing. Today, farmers are engaged in the production of leather goods, textiles, drinks, food, pharmaceuticals, thanks to them, forestry and fisheries are supported, there are jobs for freight carriers, restaurants and shops operate.

Fun facts

On the occasion of the holiday, you should remember the following facts:

  • in 1969, Peru had its own Farmers Day, but since its founding in 1920, it has been celebrated there as the Day of the Indian (Day of the Indigenous Peoples);
  • in the United States, every 5 years, the Department of Agriculture conducts a census of American farmers, according to which the average age of a farmer is 58 years old, and more than 90% of farms are family businesses;
  • in 2019, the agriculture and food sector created over 22,2 million jobs in the United States.

How to celebrate

The best way to celebrate Farmers Day is to thank the farmers who work for the well-being and quality products for the people of the United States. On October 12, you can learn more about agriculture, find out exactly how your favorite products are produced and how long they go from farm to consumer. It’s a great idea to attend a farmer’s festival to support the farming community. You can also support local farmers by buying vegetables and fruits from them at the local farmers’ market or by investing in cooperative farming.

When is Farmers Day celebrated in 2022?

Farmers Day is observed on October 12 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 12 2022
Thursday October 12 2023
Saturday October 12 2024
Sunday October 12 2025
Monday October 12 2026