The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Celebrating National Farmers Day: Oct 12, 2017

You may have seen the quote "If you ate today, thank a farmer" or "#thankafarmer" on social media, lately.

National Farmer's Day falls on Thursday, October 12th...

The day has traditionally been a day to recognize farmers and thank them for all of their endless hard work. Records of National Farmer’s Day events date back to the 1800s.

October had traditionally been the time to celebrate National Farmer’s Day, as it is near the end of the harvest, in many communities. 

From very early American culture, a farmer’s endless hard work has been an example to all of us and today we thank them for their contributions to our economy.

Cooperative Extension joins with the Nation in thanking all of its' Farmers, and continuing to partner with them every day.