To salute Ohio’s largest industry, food and agriculture, Governor John R. Kasich has declared September 27, 2018 “Here’s to the Farmer Day” in the State of Ohio. The proclamation honors Ohio’s farmers for the work they do to feed, clothe and energize Ohioans and people across the country and world.
The Proclamation from the Governor coincides with country music superstar Luke Bryan’s Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, which makes a stop at the Ayars Family Farm in Irwin Sept. 27.
“Ohio’s 74,000 family farms and the men and women who operate them deserve our gratitude every day of the year, and the Governor and I hope all Ohioans will take a moment to thank Ohio’s farmers and producers,” said David T. Daniels, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director. “Ohio’s food and agriculture industry is the lifeblood of our state — employing one out of every eight Ohioans — and providing the food and fiber for all of us to live out our daily lives.”
Here’s To The Farmer is also the title of tour sponsor Bayer’s campaign aimed at recognizing farmers across Ohio and America while helping families in need. The campaign asks fans to share #HEREStotheFARMER online to show their gratitude to America’s farmers. For every share, Bayer will donate a meal to someone in need through Feeding America. Bayer’s goal for the campaign is to donate 1 million meals.