National Agriculture Week is March 13-19, and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance invites farmers and ranchers to participates in “Show Us Your Ag” to highlight the great things going on across the nation.
The industry providing us with everything we eat, plus fuel and fiber is generally misunderstood by those making use of our products everyday. “Show Us Your Ag” is designed to showcase what America’s farmers and ranchers do each day. You’re invited to submit a short video, image, or blog post about life on the farm. Each day next week the USFRA will feature a winner on their social media platforms.
“Today as a farmer, we have to do more than plant the seed and care for our animals – we have to talk about what we’re doing every single day and share that with consumers,” says Thomas Titus, a pig farmer from Illinois and one of USFRA’s Faces of Farming and Ranching. “On our farm, it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. Join us to celebrate National Agriculture Week and ‘Show Us Your Ag!'”
People have questions about animal welfare, antibiotics & hormones, crop inputs, GMOs and sustainability, so be transparent and reassure them about today’s agriculture by showing them your farm or ranch firsthand. It’s time to break down the stereotypes and show consumers our commitment in providing a safe and reliable food supply.
“We all have stories to tell about how we care for our land, animals, farms and families,” says Nancy Kavazanjian, USFRA Chairwoman and Wisconsin Farmer. “Consumers want to hear from today’s farmers and ranchers, so be a voice for agriculture and talk about how you’re being sustainable on your operation by protecting your soil, water and farm environment and preserving it for the future.”
On Thursday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. USFRA is also hosting a Twitter Chat on “how to incorporate agriculture into your classroom.” Teachers will be shown how to utilized Discovering FARMLAND as a free resource. Register here to participate in the #FarmlandChat.