One Hungry World

Whether or not you realize it, this week is of great significance to you. “Why?” you may ask. It is National Agriculture Week.

You may be thinking, this has nothing to do with me. But that, my friend, is where you are incorrect. It has everything to do with you.  

You see that green St. Patty’s day shirt you are wearing? The fibers had to be grown somewhere, perhaps a cotton field in Georgia. And that nice leather belt and shoes you are sporting today? Those would be by-products of an animal hide, maybe a cow from right here in Kansas.

This video will really open your eyes to just how much ag affects our everyday lifestyle.

Not only is it a cliché that American agriculturalists are feeding our country, but it is also outdated. We are now feeding the world. As the population continues to grow, more food will need to be produced as well. With more and more land becoming urbanized, that means farmers will have to utilize new technology and practices to grow more with fewer resources.

So don’t forget to thank a farmer for the clothes in your closet and the food in your fridge. Not just this week, but every week.

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