Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Agricultural News and Information

March 6, 2013

Agriculture to be celebrated at State Capitol

Jackson – The state’s largest industry will be on display at the State Capitol in Jackson at 9:00 a.m. on March 12 with the celebration of Ag Day at the Capitol.

More than 250 people are expected to take part in the event that will celebrate the bounty that Mississippi farmers provide to the public every day.  There will be displays, samples, and farmers on hand to talk about the industry that provides more than $7.5 billion a year to the state’s economy.

“Without a doubt, the farmers of this state contribute greatly to each of our lives,” said Mississippi Farm Bureau President Randy Knight. “We efficiently manage our resources, harness natural processes, and reduce waste because that’s what successful farmers do. And it keeps farming sustainable for the next generation.”

There will also be a Blessing of the Crops ceremony asking for a safe and bountiful farming season. This ritual was initiated by the Humphreys County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and is held annually in Humphreys County.



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