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Consider This...National Ag Day for a reason

How important is agriculture to us? Someone put it in perspective when they said burn down our cities and save just our farms and our cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city.

And nowhere else could that be more true than West Texas. That's why this Thursday, March 8th, Lubbock will celebrate National Ag Day.

In fact, farmers, dignitaries, universities, corporations, and many others will unite all over the country with a goal to recognize the huge impact agriculture has on our daily lives.

Consider this:

Not unlike Mother's day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day or any other national holiday, Ag Day is a time to appreciate something special. 

I don't think any of us really take enough time to consider how important the role is of our South Plains farmer.

So join me this Thursday and set aside some time to shake a farmer's hand, thank someone in the ag industry, and simply recognize the efforts of the ag community to put food on our plates, clothes on our backs, and money into our economy. 

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