About 12,000 years ago, the development of agriculture completely changed the way humans lived by allowing permanent settlement through the advent of farming.
Have you ever stopped to think what the world would look like without farmers? Without agriculture, how would we get the food on our tables, the clothes on our backs or the things we enjoy as a part of our quality of life? Farmers provide their community and this world with endless products to make our lives better.
Let’s look at the integral role agriculture plays in our lives by observing different categories of essential items you might not realize are produced by a farmer.
Violin Strings, Pianos, Films, Drums
Football, Baseball, Gloves, Uniform
X-Ray Films, Skin Transplants, Surgical Sutures, Cold and Allergy Medications
Tires, Upholstery, Ethanol, Biofuels
Books, Crayons, Desks, Chalk, Pencils
Shirts, Jackets, Jeans, Shoes
House, bed, cleaning products, furniture
The list could continue to go on and on. Agriculture is EVERYWHERE and part of your EVERYDAY life.
Take a little bit of time this Thanksgiving to say Thank You to the local farmers that provide our community with endless necessities throughout the year. It could be an email, a letter in the mail, message on Facebook or a quick phone call. You can find a list of farmer’s here starting on page 44. Sending a simple thank you message for working hard everyday and playing an essential role in everyone’s life will be sure to bring a smile to their face and let them know how much they are appreciated!
One simple act of kindness will go a long way.