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October 12 is National Farmer’s Day!

October 12, 2023

October 12 is National Farmer’s Day! On this day, we honor all the hard work done by America’s farmers to bring food to our tables. 🍞🌽🍎🥚

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 98% of the 2 million farms in the country are family businesses. 🐄🏡🐖🐓

Did you know? Less than 2% of America’s workforce is in the business of farming and ranching. In comparison, in 1840, roughly 70%(!) of our population worked in agriculture.

Fall Plowing, Grant Wood, 1931

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Media and Digital Content Associate

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October 12, 2023
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