Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2013Farmers and Ranchers, General Ag

Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970; 43 years later, we are still celebrating our planet and discussing ways to better care for it. According to Kathleen Rogers, a blogger at the Earth Day Network, “More than 100 million schoolchildren around the world will learn about the importance of clean air and water; thousands of federal, state, and local governments will issue reports about their environmental achievements and records and make pledges to improve their environmental performance and invest in green technology; and tens of thousands of clergy members will give sermons about the importance of protecting God's creation.”

Here's a great story from BEEF magazine's Amanda Radke: Ranchers Were “Green” Before It Was Cool

And an "ode" from Anne Burkholder's daughter, Ashley Grace:  Ode to Earth Day

Nebraska Farm Bureau celebrates Earth Day:  Celebrating farmers and ranchers

What are you doing to celebrate and share your story today? What are the most common misconceptions you think consumers have about today’s modern agriculture? Drop us a note in the comments section.