Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lovin' on Agriculture

What's not to love about agriculture? Agriculture is  vitally important in our everyday lives.
 National Ag Day gives us a special opportunity to celebrate and give a little extra love for
 what we often take for granted.

Agriculture is celebrated on National Ag Day to appreciate :
  • the value it brings to our everyday lives 
  • how it improves and  maintains a strong economy
  • the role it plays in providing abundant and affordable products
  • how food and fiber products are produced

This year's national  theme is "Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet".
 It's obvious that with limited resources and more people (9 billion) to feed by 2050,
 producing more food and agricultural products will require all of us working together
 to conserve and preserve all along the production and farm to market  path.
 Dairy farm families across the United States are working every day to produce high
 quality milk using proven science and technologies.

Here's a few ag facts to celebrate...
  • One U.S. farm feeds 168 people.
  • 97% of U.S. farms are family owned
  • Total U.S. crop yield (tons per acre) has increased more than 360% since 1950.
  • Dairy farms produce a gallon of milk using 95 percent less land, and 65 percent 
  • less water while producing 76 percent less manure compared with 1944.

                         You're invited to join us for a little lovin' on Arkansas agriculture at our 
                                                         Benton County Ag Day celebration 
                       being held at the Northwest Arkansas  Community College from 1-4 p.m. 

                                                                      Happy Ag Day
                                                          from down on the dairy farm!

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