October 21, 2011
Every day is food day to America's farmers and ranchers, says Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (Neb.). The high-profile agriculture advocate is joining the Animal Agriculture Alliance to announce the launch of www.realfarmersrealfood.com
with a call to action for Americans to celebrate the hard work of our nation's farmers and ranchers.
"Not everybody farms, but everybody has to eat," Scanlan says in the one-minute video available at www.youtube.com/animalagalliance
. "Most Americans don't realize how essential and crucial agriculture is to our lives and to our economy."
Scanlan explains that most Americans do not understand the connection between the thousands of family farms across the country and their own dinner. Real Farmers Real Food is a positive reminder for each of us to take time to appreciate the many people who make our safe, abundant and affordable food supply a reality.