CNN Eatocracy: Celebrate National Agriculture Day and talk to a farmer


How long has it been since you visited a farm? Vote in the poll.

In case you missed it, yesterday was National Agriculture Day. I had the opportunity to share a few words on CNN Eatocracy and hopefully encourage folks to consider how agriculture impacts our lives daily.

Even though farmers and ranchers may be overlooked when it comes to influence on our food supply, this group of folks has a huge impact on our daily lives. Most of the non-food products we use on a daily basis include by-products from livestock animals and crops. Cotton fibers make up a large amount of our favorite clothing and many crops are used to generate energy and fuel. Agriculture has a huge impact on rural business and economies, providing jobs, sources of tax revenue, and many farm organizations make large food donations possible for crisis and hunger relief.

One of the first steps in transparency for our agriculture systems is encouraging folks to become more aware of what actually happens in agriculture. Can you help make this happen?

Read more of my thoughts in the full post on CNN. Be sure to share this with your non-farm friends and encourage others to answer the poll at the bottom of the post.

CNN Eatocracy Agriculture Day 2013 Farmers
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1 Comment

  1. Hi Ryan, I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook page in case you didn’t see it.
    “Today is Ag Day. I am so grateful to have lived most of my life in agriculture, doing what I love, first as a caretaker and breeder of livestock, wife of a cattleman, mother of five 4-Hers,
    as secretary for two Angus Associations, and, for the past 34 years, reporting about Ag.”
    Working for an Ag publication, I spend much of my time on farms, with farmers and at farm functions. I’m so thankful to be able to do this and to tell people about all the things agriculture does for us. Tonight I’m off to the state Ayrshire meeting to see what my Ayrshire friends have been up to this year and report on the awards they will bestow on several breeders. I love my job!

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