It was 1970 when the first Earth Day celebrations were held in thousands of schools, colleges and communities across the United States. It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, who calls it “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.”
That’s all great and good, but farmers and ranchers have been celebrating Earth Day for generations because it is not only their very livelihood, but ours as well. While all the earth do-gooders – including those in Paris signing a climate agreement – are busy talking about what we need to do to preserve our natural resources, farmers and ranchers are actually doing it every day.
Celebrate the Earth – thank farmers and ranchers for the work they do! Learn more about what they do from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.