"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."
~Edwin Denby

Monday, March 24, 2014

You just think you're a Vegetarian

Tomorrow is National Ag Day....So in Honor of all the Farmers and Ranchers around the world..... Let's all have a toast and share some funs facts to pass on to consumers. Every human being relies on some facet of agriculture every day, even if they don't consume meat :) Here are a few facts (along with sources) to keep in mind this week!

*9% of all milk produced in the U.S. is used for ice cream production, 90% of all Americans enjoy eating ice cream at least one a year--> www.ffanewhorizons.org

From the American Farm Bureau Federation--> www.fb.org
*Today's farmers produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs compared with 1950
*Farm and Ranch families comprise just 2% of the U.S. Population
*Americans enjoy a food supply that is abundant, affordable overall and among the world's safest, thanks in large part to the efficiency and productivity of America's farm and ranch families

Visit www.agday.org for even more facts and information on National Ag day
*The top five agricultural commodities are cattle/calves, dairy products, broilers, corn and soybeans
*41% of U.S. total land acreage is farmland.... In 1900 the average farm size was 147ac, compared to 441 ac today

Now... here is the part that I want you all to pay close attention to.....This is important... it's a game changer... it's something you may already know... it  may be something you wish you knew last week...

By-products...... from animals...yes, even those vegetarians and vegans you know use something every day made from an animal (this is your fuel.....now you can educate them the next time they start in about that juicy steak you're having at dinner) ...

instrument strings*gelatin for drug capsules*ingredients for surgical sutures*hides/skins for
leather goods*pigskin footballs*drum heads*chewing gum*tennis racquet strings*cake mixes*photo film*shampoo/conditioner*candles*crayons*cosmetics*medicines*antifreeze*detergents*Emery boards......
oh the list goes on and on....
and Don't Forget......
If you see a farmer tomorrow make sure to take the time to tell them Thanks!!!!


There's still a place in America, where families are bound by love and common goals and where you are measured not by what you have but by what kind of person you are----

Darrell Sifford in "A Love of the Land"

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