first_img Print Article Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people … a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. American agriculture is doing more – and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States, said Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president.“National Ag Day is part of a national effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of us all,” said Randy Hale, chairman of the Pike County Farm-City Committee. “Farmers care for livestock year around and row crop farmers will soon be in the fields again to plant grains, cotton, peanuts, fruits and vegetables, which will feed and clothe us all.“Without agriculture, we don’t eat so it’s important to recognize the work of our farmers.” Deborah Huggins Davis, president of the Pike County Treasure Forest Association, said forests produce lumber and numerous by-products.“These products and by-products are truly important to the good quality of life we enjoy in Pike County,” Huggins said.Ag Day is about recognizing and celebrating the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.The National Ag Day program encourages every American to understand how food and fiber products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A DAY FOR AG Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016 Sponsored Content The Pike County Farm City Committee is encouraging all county residents to take a few minutes on National Ag Day, March 15 to thank a farmer. Pictured are committee members and the agency they represent. Pictured from left, Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce; Jeremy Lowery, Alabama Forestry Commission; Jeff Knotts, Farm Service Agency; Randy Hale, Farm-City Committee; Deborah Huggins-Davis, Pike County Treasure Forest; James O. Johnson, Pike County Cattlemen; W.K. “Bill” Thompson, Auburn University and farming community; John Dorrill, Jr., Pike County Farmers Federation; Sarah Gardner, Chamber intern; Keith Roling, Pike County Farm City Committee; and Rebecca Wilkes, Pike Farmers Federation Women’s Committee.Pike County will join in the celebration of National Ag Day on Tuesday, March 15.The Pike County Farm-City Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead in encouraging all Pike Countians to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.This year’s National Ag Day celebration will be the 43rd year the nation has come together in an effort to raise awareness of the role agriculture plays in the lives of every American. Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The theme for 2016 National Ag Day is “Stewards of a Healthy Planet.”The theme emphasizes how farmers can farm land, crops and forest and animals in an effort to provide healthy food and essential products for others, Hale said.The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories You Might Like Pike County adventure camp makes top family attractions list Butter and Egg Adventures in Troy recently received recognition from Trip Advisor as a top family attraction worth traveling to… read more By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more