This is National Ag Day. To me, the designation doesn’t mean much. To me, just about every day is ag day.
But the Agriculture Council of America uses this day to draw special attention to ag, and that’s a good thing. Those of us involved in agriculture understand its importance; too many people don’t.
If you’re reading this blog, odds are pretty high that you’re a big believer in the efficiency and productivity of modern U.S. ag. But even if you are, you might be impressed by this set of statistics from the Ag Council of America.
— Today, a U.S. farmer on average feeds 129 people at home and abroad. In 1960, the number was 25.8.
Memorize those numbers. Pass them on to your friends and relatives.
And if you’re involved in ag, allow yourself a few moments to take pride in being part of an industry that has made amazing progress.