THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE IN AMERICA. OUR AMERICAN FARMERS!
GOD CREATED THE FARMER!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER!
Abraham Lincoln Created the U.S. Department Of Agriculture in 1862. At that time 90 out of 100 people were Farmers – Now it’s 2 out of 100. The motto is: “Agriculture is the Foundation of Manufacture And Commerce”
Farm Days are LONG! There is no 9 to 5 Here! They get up with the Chickens, if not sooner. So next time you think how you hate to be at work at 9:00 a.m. think about the Farmer who is up at 4:00 a.m. to start at 5:00 a.m. He has put in HALF of your Day by the time you get out of Bed!
Farming requires a lot of Education. Formal Education and Work Experience, Keeping up with new regulations by the Government, finding out what is new on the Market or just talking with other Farmers to find out what’s working for them. This is what it takes to succeed at Farming!
Farming is EXPENSIVE! Just think about it some of the Farm Equipment cost more than you House! Plus the cost of Feeding the Animals, Keeping their stalls clean, Upkeep of the Equipment, Buying New Equipment,Buying the seeds to plant, Paying the help and Keeping the Animals Healthy, Paper work, Taxes, all this costs a great deal of money!
So next time you complain about working on Saturday, just remember the Farmer works all Weekend and I mean every weekend. The Animals don’t quit eating so the Farmer can take the Weekend off to Go Fishing!
Did you ever stop to think where All of Your Food Comes From? It’s the Farmer.
So I’d Say, Don’t Forget To Thank God and The Farmer Daily For All The Things They Do For You!
GOD CREATED THE FARMER!
13 Interesting Facts About Farming!
- Texas has the most farm acreage of any U.S. State. They not only have Big Hats – They have Big Farms
- The average size of U.S. Family farm is around 400 to 450 Acres.
- Cattle are the largest segment of U.S.Agriculture and Dairy is Second.
- 90% of Farmers would like their children to be Farmers too.
- Only 2 out of 100 American’s work on Farms.
- More than 6000 different kinds of Apples are grown around the World. The Biggest producer is China followed by the U.S.
- Tractors were invented in the 1880’s to pull plows through fields.
- Livestock Farming feeds billions of people. 1 in 5 people are Farmers.
- Most Livestock is raised on Large Factory Farms called: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFO’s,
- Raising Beef Cattle is the Single Largest Segment Of American Agriculture.
- One of three acres are harvested for Export!
- The Average Cow produces 7 Gal. of Milk/Day, 2100 Lbs. of Mild A Month, 46,000 Glasses of Milk/Yr. and There are 350 Squirts of Milk in a Gallon!
- Pigs are thought to be the 4th most intelligent animal after Chimps, Dolphins, and Elephants. They can run 11 Miles/Hr., which is faster than the 6 Minute Mile!
How Long You Been Farmin?
So never forget the work that goes into Supplying The World with food and other products that comes from the Farm! Just think how much work it would be for you to supply your own!
THANK YOU FARMERS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK! YOU ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!