National Agriculture Week 2021
“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.”
~ Samuel Johnson
Ranching provides so many riches, but they aren’t the kind you take to the bank. Being rich in the monetary sense isn’t something most modern day ranchers experience unless they came into the occupation that way. However, in my opinion, there’s a lot more to life than counting the zeroes in one’s bank account. And in case there are any objections about what I’m speaking to, I’m talking about ranchers that do this to make a living...not folks who are in it for the tax write-offs.
I’m grateful and proud of the “rich” life my family and I live. It’s full of all the wonderful things that money can’t buy. And to me, that makes our lives priceless. I know others in the industry agree with me. We love what we do...and we do what we love!
Since it’s #NationalAgWeek I’m focusing on sharing a few things about agriculture (more specifically...ranching) that you might not know. So, here’s goes...
Did You Know?
1. There are more than 800,000 ranchers and cattle producers in the U.S.
2. One-third of all U.S. farms and ranches include cattle.
3. Beef cattle are raised in all 50 states.
4. The top five states with the most beef cows are Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Stay tuned...more ag facts headed your way tomorrow.