Fun Facts for the Weekend

Farm facts don’t usually seem unusual to the people inside the industry, but for people outside of agriculture those same facts can be unimaginable. As communicators, we can use those fun facts to educate others.

During the Purdue Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) meeting this past week, the members discussed the farmer’s breakfast they plan to host during Ag. Week (April 7-11). On top of serving those homemade breakfast foods we all love, members will be educating students on Indiana and U.S. agriculture.

To get the ball rolling, here is some food for thought to pass along:

*97 percent of U.S. farms are operated by families.
*Today’s farmers produce 262 percent more food with 2 percent less inputs compared to the 1950’s farmer.
*14.7 million acres in Indiana are used for farming.
*Of each dollar spent on food, the farmer’s share is approximately 23 cents.

I’d love to hear your favorite farm facts, so be sure to comment below. And, don’t forget to share your agriculture knowledge with others.

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