“Consumers should understand the importance of agriculture and that they have the safest, most abundant and affordable food supply because of farmers.”
— Michael Scuse U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary
I think U.S. farmers are so unappreciated today. The everyday consumer is two to three generations removed from the farm. Many of them do not personally know a farmer, so they do not know how hard a farmer works to provide them with their needs. Because of farmers you, me, consumers are provided with food, fuel, and fiber that are our essential needs. We need farmers, we will always need farmers! Farmers HAVE to be the jack of all trades. They have to be a scientist, mathematician, marketer, environmentalist, veterinarian, student and teacher. If you are a farmer connect with your consumers or if you know a farmer introduce them to a consumer. Please educate yourself or try to educate a consumer. Correct those crazy misconceptions and stereotypes about agriculture and farmers. Farmers are professionals and because of you they get to do what they do best, provide you with safe, abundant, and affordable food, fuel, and fiber.
To sum it up, we need farmers and they need to be appreciated. I love farmers and I thank God for them every day. So remember if you ate today…thank a farmer, because you need them.