COVID-19 and Beyond - Farmers & America's Food Supply
There has not been a lot to celebrate recently, so let's take a moment, raise a glass of milk, and give a self-isolated cheer to America's farmers.
March 24th is National Ag Day. Every year producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
See more at: https://www.agday.org/
Unfortunately, all Ag Day events have been cancelled this year, but let's not let that stop us from cheering on the American farmer. #ThankaFarmer
None of us know what life after COVID-19 will look like but one thing is for certain, our farmers are on call 24/7 and will wake up early every morning to milk their cows, till the fields, harvest their crops, and keep America fed. Our famers hold an essential role in our food-chain, and we'll be depending on them more than ever.
Five Farming Fun Facts
A single American farm feeds 166 people
There are over 250,000 millennial farmers in the United States.
98% of U.S. farms are operated by families.
About 11% of U.S. farmers are serving or have served in the military.
36% of farmers are women.
Facts from the American Farm Bureau Federation.
For more fast facts visit the Farm Bureau website: