Our 4H agent desires to have a new rabbit club form in our county and plans are in the works for a first ever 4H rabbit fun show to be held in the fall. What an exciting time to become involved with this amazing program!
Please go out and support the people in your own area who are working to better our world by educating youth in the field of agriculture. Farms can play a vital role in this type of venture by teaching kids the reality of where their food comes from.
By supporting local farmers either through farmer's markets, online purchases or roadside stands, you enable them in turn to come alongside organizations such as these that work directly with youth in your area. Huge benefits can come to an entire community in a very short amount of time if we all do our part.
'Buying local' is so much more than a slogan or a catch phrase. It is a lifestyle. And where we live our daily lives is directly impacted by our choice of where we purchase our food.
Please support your local farmers and NC agriculture as a whole. Our people, our state and the entire nation will benefit because of your effort.
The following stats reveal just a small part of the impact NC Agriculture has on our nation:
NC ranked 2nd in the nation in the production of hogs and pigs, turkeys, Christmas tree and all poultry and egg cash receipts in 2011. NC ranked 3rd in cucumber and tomato fresh market sales in the same year.
NC Agriculture Facts (obtained from http://www.ncagr.gov/stats/crops/Ranking.pdf)