National Ag Day Celebrated in DC

The 51st National Ag Day celebration took place in Washington D.C. Tuesday with groups gathering at USDA headquarters to recognize the individuals who feed, fuel, and clothe our nation and the world. Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), which is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2024 National Ag Day Photo Album

Interviews and Audio

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack address
2024 Ag Day Vilsack remarks 15:04

Agriculture Council of America Chair Jenni Badding, John Deere
2024 Ag Day Jenni Badding interview 2:59

A panel of students representing four different agricultural youth organizations spoke on the topic of “Agriculture: Growing the Climate for Tomorrow.”
Shelby Bashum, Southern Illinois Univ., Agriculture Future of America
Allison Walbrecht, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, National 4H
Kanyon Huntington, Iowa State University, National FFA
Anushka Tandon, Univ. of Maryland, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
2024 Ag Day Student Panel 20:19

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall remarks
2024 Ag Day Zippy Duvall remarks 10:22

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Senior Vice President of Agriculture Services & Forestry Curt Blades
2024 Ag Day Curt Blades remarks 1:18
Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall – May 6-8 – preview
2024 Ag Day Curt Blades interview 2:21

National Outstanding Young Farmer Carl Long, Pennsylvania
2024 Ag Day Carl Long remarks 6:40

National FFA Organization western region vice president Emily Gossett, New Mexico
2024 Ag Day Emily Gossett remarks 1:17