Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Feeding the Future

The Conservation Conversation

One of our jobs as farmers is to encourage consumers to find out where their food comes from. "I get food from the grocery store. It's always there." Do you feel this way? The worlds population will triple between 1970 and 2050, yet the amount of farmland will remain about the same during this time. Can farmers sustain the needs of the consumer? I encourage you to watch this short video to see what farmers think.

In 1940, 1 farmer fed 19 people.
In 1970, 1 farmer fed 73 people.
In 2010, 1 farmer fed 155 people.

We as farmers need to think smart, work smart, and plan ahead. I am proud to say that we care for our land, and are concerned for the future. Feeding the future is in good hands.

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