In recognition of the Imperial Valley being one of the riches areas in the country in terms of agriculture production, with local farmers and growers providing food products for the United States and the world, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors saluted National Ag Day during its board meeting of March 10.
Celebrated across the United States for the last 47 years, National Ag Day will be marked on March 24 this year.
In noting the significance of agriculture, board members presented members of the Imperial Valley farming community – Imperial County Farm Bureau, Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association, Imperial Valley Water and others, with an IID resolution observing National Ag Day.
National Ag Day’s theme is “Food Brings Everyone to the Table,” and is seen as a good time to reflect and be grateful for American agriculture.
“Imperial County’s agricultural sector is among the most productive in the world and has consistently ranked in the top 10 counties in agricultural production within California,” said IID Board President Norma Sierra Galindo. “We are proud to support this nationwide effort to tell the story of American agriculture and its continuing importance to the daily life of all Americans.”
Ag is the U.S.’s No. 1 export and is vitally important in sustaining a healthy economy.