In this month's Farm Fresh News learn about your food print and what the world eats in a week. Take a minute to share the love this Valentine's Day —of farms and ranches that is —and encourage your local officials to protect farms and ranches with our Valentine's E-Card.
Today, cowboys must know more than lassoing cattle to run the ranch: they might also need an MBA! Texas A&M and the famous King Ranch are offering that degree—with courses from animal nutrition and wildlife management to raising pasture-fed beef and land conservation. And the Texas Ag LandTrust, newly formed with support from AFT, will help ensure that plenty of ranch land is available when these cutting-edge cowboys are ready to run the spread.
Tell your local government official why you love having farms and ranches in your community. Send them a Valentine's E-Card and ask them to support agriculture programs and farmland protection in your town.
What does the world eat in a week? That's a question posed in a photographic study of 30 families in 24 countries—from a family in
Sudan with five children that lives on $1.44 a week to a German family of four that spends $494.19 a week on food. But regardless of the many differences in diets around the globe, one thing is certain: farms feed us all.