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As farmers, we take our job of feeding America One Crop At A Time very seriously. Read to find out how you can help too.
Farming is a passion in our family that goes way back to 1940, the year in which Anthony’s grandfather founded our family farm in Southern New Jersey. Since then, our farm has grown from 100 acres to 700-acres today. Farming is not only passion in the Russo’s family, it’s our livelihood. It is also hard work. Very hard work. There’s a bumper sticker on my husband’s truck that says “No Farmer, No Food!” We take pride in what we grow and knowing that we help feed America with the many crops we grow is a pretty cool thing.
Farming is the only profession my husband has known. He was taught at a young age by his father the importance of hard work, dedication and the love of family. Like his father and grandfather before him, Anthony too developed a passion for working with the land. Many people don’t realize all that goes into running a family farm. It takes a special person to work from sun up to sun down seven days a week, tending crops, managing an agri-business and constantly competing with mother nature. All of this to help feed America.
And while sometimes market prices and the weather don’t cooperate, our family wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s what we do. It’s what we are proud of. As with any occupation, frustration can be involved, but when we see our produce being sold at a local supermarket, shipped across the country or our farm market customers compliment the quality of our produce either on social media or to us personally, it makes this profession all worthwhile.
Country music superstar Luke Bryan is no stranger to celebrating America’s hard-working farmers. As the son of a peanut farmer, Bryan realizes all that farmer’s do to help feed our country and world. At this year’s Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, tour sponsor Bayer U.S. is joining him in toasting U.S. farmers with its Here’s To The Farmer campaign. The Here’s To The Farmer campaign asks fans to share #HeresToTheFarmer online to show their gratitude to America’s farmers. For every share, Bayer will donate a meal to a hungry family through Feeding America. This year’s goal is to donate one million meals. What an awesome initiative!
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 2.1 million farms grace America’s rural landscape. About 99 percent of U.S. farms are operated by families. That’s a true testament to the dedication and hard work put forth my farmers. One U.S. farm feeds 165 people annually in the U.S. and abroad. The #HeresToTheFarmer campaign wants to do more. With your help, Bayer can reach its goal to feed the hungry throughout America. Remember to thank a farmer today and share #HeresToTheFarmer on your social media channels to help Bayer reach this amazing goal.