National Farmer's Day celebrated in Story County

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Darren Toot, Jerry and Pam (who feeds all the farm workers) Linn and Bryan Miller. Darren Toot is a Nevada graduate and resident; Jerry Linn owns Linn Farms, which is located just north of Nevada and Bryan Miller lives on an acreage in Madrid. Toot and Miller have been helping Linn with harvest for a number of years.

A day of honor is very much deserved by all of the hard-working farmers. National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on Oct. 12, as a day for them and to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history.

National Farmer’s Day was previously known as Old Farmer’s Day. Records of National Farmer’s Day events exist dating back to the 1800s.

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

October does seem fitting for celebrating National Farmer’s Day as it is near the end of the harvest. Many farmers will be able to take a rest from their hard labor to join in the celebration of this holiday. So, thank a farmer for the hard work they do to supply us with food.