National Agriculture Day takes place on the first day of spring as a way to celebrate American agriculture and the farmers who help provide the food, fiber, shelter, energy and other materials we use on a daily basis.

The?Agriculture Council of America?(ACA) is coordinating events in Washington, D.C. on March 11 to celebrate the importance of agriculture to America's economy and society.

At this year's events various associations, corporations, universities and government agencies will gather in the nation's capital for activities that include a meet-and-mingle luncheon at the Hart Senate office building and a National Celebration of Agriculture dinner at the Whitten Building patio.

The events in Washington are organized by the Agriculture Council of America, a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program gathers members of the industry to promote American agriculture. Focused on sharing how agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, the National Ag Day program helps educate millions of consumers each year.