October 12, is NATIONAL FARMERS DAY. This day hits home very closely as we are farmers. We love the land and the animals, the hard work and the fresh air. Unfortunately, the pay isn’t very good…
Our kids have been able to grow up on the farm, and now as adults, they talk about the fun times they had while doing their chores. In the moment it might not have been fun, but years later memories were made.
Written by the great Paul Harvey, this is one of the best poems out there about the Farmer.
A quick and easy meal to fill any Farmer’s hunger.
We love our strong, amazing women in ag! But there are a few things you may not know about those gals. Here are some fun facts about the women who drive the tractors too!
- Like snowflakes, no two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
- There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
- Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. >> Farm Facts: Pork
- Elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid.
- The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. >> Farm Facts: Eggs
- The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year.
Farmers around the world are in crisis, with alarmingly high suicide rates. MinnStar Bank notes, “In recent years, more than half of the U.S. farm households have lost money on their farming operations each year, with an estimated average loss of ($1,325) for 2017.
Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture conducts a census of American farmers. While census data from 2012 shows that the majority of farmers are older (average age: 58+) white men, there are more women and minority farmers than ever before.