Do you know what America’s farmers grow? You may think you know the answer but they do so much more than grow crops and raise animals.
For example, did you know America’s farmers grow 23 million American jobs? That’s right; the American agriculture industry supports 23 million U.S. jobs, making them the largest employer in the nation. America’s farmers also grow the economy with a trade surplus of 34 billion dollars – that’s more than any other U.S. industry.
Not only do they grow the crops that feed, clothe, and fuel us but they do it all on less land. In fact, just to equal the amount of food grown today farmers from 50 years ago would need their fields to cover every square inch of the U.S.
Yep, America’s Farmers grow a lot more than just crops.
America’s farmers grow America.
Farmers in 1,271 counties across 39 states have the opportunity to grow the next generation by nominating a rural, public school district to apply for a grant of up to $25,000.
Meet the winners and see where each of the $2,500 grants is going to help grow rural America...one community at a time.