Our dairy farmers are very aware that their livelihoods depend on their land and their animals. As one of our dairy farmers stated, “We make our living from these cows. We’ve got to treat our land and our animals with the utmost care – it wouldn’t make any sense to do it otherwise.” Today, dairy farmers use the most innovative tools available to enhance the productivity of their land, practice the most modern care for their animals, and protect the environment.
- Women make up 36% of today's farmers
- Farming employs more than 24 million American workers (17%) of workforce
- The world population will jump from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, farmers will need to double food production by then to keep pace
- While there are more than two million farms across the country, farmers and ranchers make up just 2% of the U.S. population