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March 19 was National Ag Day. See how organizations, universities and agricultural businesses used the day to promote agriculture and celebrate this nation's producers.

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

March 20, 2024

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March 19 was National Ag Day. See how it was celebrated and acknowledged online. Shelley E. Huguley

March 19, the nation celebrated National Ag Day. According to the National Ag Program website, the day was created to help Americans understand agriculture's value in their daily lives, including career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Many individuals, organizations, universities, and businesses, including Farm Progress, acknowledged the day by posting videos, photos and stats about agriculture on their social media platforms. Take a look to see how National Ag Day and our nation's producers were celebrated online. (Refresh the page if you don't see the posts.)

About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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