Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Is For Agriculture

Chances are you don't think a lot about agriculture. Do you think about cotton fields each time you slide into a pair of jeans? Do you think about soybeans every time you admire the Crayola masterpiece hanging on your refrigerator? Do you picture a cow each time you dive into a dish of frozen yogurt? Probably not. I know I don't.

Every day of our lives we are surrounded by agriculture. It's our food, fuel, clothing, and shelter! Agriculture provides us with these essentials, as well as many other products that are part of our daily lives.

Farm families make up less than 2% of the U.S. population. Farms are diverse in that some farm conventionally, while others are organic. Whether farms are big or small, we all have the same goal- producing the best product possible while still providing the best care for our animals and our land.
As you go through your day, I encourage you to think about agriculture. What did you do today that didn't involve an agriculture by-product?

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