National Ag Day, March 15th, was created to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. This year the theme is “Agriculture: Stewards
of a Healthy Planet.” Here are some easy resources to help promote and educate!
2. Limits of the Land Lesson
5. 5 Hats Farmers Wear - Farming takes a lot of different skills!
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. A good thing considering we are headed to a world of 9 billion people by 2050 (which means that farmers will have to grow 60% more food than what is now produced!)
Get more facts! Get a copy of Food & Farm Facts or Farm Facts Lesson plans.
Finally, remember agriculture is essential to everyday life! Agriculture is all around us, even places we might not know - like these 10 things:
10 things that didn’t make you think farm until now