Today (March 15, 2016) is National Agriculture Day!
Show your appreciation for the individuals that feed the world.
Ag Day is an annual day, hosted by the Agriculture Council of America, to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. To learn more, visit www.agday.org.
Afterall, agriculture is essential to everyday life. There are over seven billion people in the world today – that’s over seven billion mouths to feed every day.
5 Fast Facts about Ag
- Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people … a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more – and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.
- Pepperoni is America’s favorite topping (36 percent of all pizza orders we eat approximately 251,770,000 pounds a year!
- Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
- There are about 7,000 cherries on an average tart cherry tree (the number varies depending on the age of the tree, weather and growing conditions). It takes about 250 cherries to make a cherry pie, so each tree could produce enough cherries for 28 pies!
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.