By: Andrew Spader
Labor Day is a proudly American holiday, but perhaps not a holiday that we regularly connect with agriculture. Often, when we think of Labor Day, out thoughts go to factory workers in early 20th century New York, not today’s farmer.
I find it important to remember the reason we celebrate Labor Day. It is more than just a day off of work or school, Labor Day is meant to serve a tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of this country.
Labor Day is a holiday to honor all workers, and all the achievements they have made for this country. Certainly, agriculture has contributed immensely to the well-being of our country throughout the years. So whether you spend your Labor Day working, at the State Fair, eating barbecue with friends, or just relaxing at home, I encourage you to remember the American farmer.