Farmers play a vital role in our daily lives. Farmers are responsible for the food we put on our tables three times a day. Farmers provide the resources for us to put clothes on our backs. Farmers make sure our pets have full bowls.
Only 2 percent of the U.S. population are farmers and ranchers. It’s not always a glamorous lifestyle. Farming and ranching is a 365 - day a year job. This is no 9 to 5 gig. Livestock has to be feed, watered, doctored and looked after regardless if it’s a holiday or weekend. Crops have to be planted and harvested during a very short window, so farmers often work around the clock to put the seed in the ground or reap what they sew.
But it is true, without farmers we’d be hungry, naked and cold.
There are many factors involved when it comes to feeding a growing world population. Farmers have to adapt to population demands and market fluctuation. The agriculture industry has to be willing and able to use science and technology to get the extremely demanding job accomplished.
At M-Fiber, we know the struggles farmers face. We also, know how rewarding the farming lifestyle can be when you see the results of your hard work. At M-Fiber, we work one-on-one with farmers in the Midwest to grow our pet food fiber ingredient. We work alongside our farmers every step of the way from field preparation to planting to harvesting. Without these men and women devoting their time and resources to Miscanthus production, our business model would be nonexistent.
In honor of Missouri Farm Bureau
Thank a Farmer week, we tip our hats to the hard working men and women who feed, clothe and shelter us 365 days a year.