Letter: Where does your food come from?If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed.
By: Tim Hansberger, President, Nobles County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Worthington Daily Globe
If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed. In reality, many people are unaware of agriculture in their lives, and what it takes to have food on their table.
Just a few generations ago, most people were farmers. That’s no longer the case. That’s why we are writing, because agriculture provides the necessities of life: food, clothing and shelter.
Farmers are working harder than ever. Today, each farmer feeds 154 people. But it’s not just the farmer who makes our food possible. Every worker and business, from farm to grocery store, is a vital link that brings you food.
It’s easy to take agriculture for granted — food is accessible and safe. We’re fortunate, but we have an obligation to recognize how it’s made possible.
Tuesday was National Ag Day, a time to be grateful for American agriculture!
For more information, contact Tim Hansberger, Nobles County Farm Bureau President. Check out the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance FoodSource at fooddialogues.com, Minnesota Farmers CARE on Facebook, Minnesota Farm Bureau at fbmn.org and American Farm Bureau at fb.org.