Although largely ignored by much of the nation, National Farmers Day should be cause for celebration, said Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednarski.
“It’s unlikely that Michigan farmers will pay much attention, because they’re just too busy this time of year, and they’re not the kind of people who pat themselves on the back,” he said. “But I’d still recommend that farmers pause, even if it’s just for a moment, to remind themselves and their non-farming neighbors just how important food is to them, and remember where it comes from.”
The announcement of the day, found on Nationaldaycalendar.com, reads:
“A day of honor is very much deserved to all of the hard-working farmers. National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on Oct. 12 as a day for them and to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history.
National Farmer’s Day was previously known as Old Farmer’s Day.
From very early in American culture, a farmer’s endless hard work has been an example to all of us, and on National Farmer’s Day, we thank them for their contributions to our economy.
There are some cities and towns across the United States that have their own versions of Farmer’s Day, with celebrations and festivals on various dates throughout the year. Many of them are held in September and October.”