There is something that I've been wanting to share with those that live in Mississippi. There is an organization called Farm Families of Mississippi that was created for the specific purpose of promoting Mississippi agriculture to the general public. I've seen several of their commercials that they have aired on local TV channels informing the public about the importance of MS Ag. It's amazing to me how very few people realize where our food comes from.
As their website states, "Every day of our lives, we rely on farmers. From breakfast to dinner; in the cars we drive; in the clothes we wear, and the things that we use, the presence of agricultural products is with us every second. And it is a blessing that we all take for granted.
Farm Families of Mississippi is dedicated to educating those who are not actively engaged in farming of the real benefits we all share in from agriculture, because without an appreciation of what it takes to provide the food, fiber, and energy that we all use, many people tend to dismiss agriculture as unimportant."
This is something I've been meaning to tell y'all about. You can now purchase a Farm Families of Mississippi car tag at your local county tax collector's office. $24 of the $31 that it costs will support this organization in helping spread the word of agriculture. Here is the ad that was posted at our local Farm Bureau office.
Go check out their website at growingmississippi.org to find out more.
(**Note** I am not being paid to mention the organization Farm Families of Mississippi. I just thought I'd share a little information about them. If you are interested in supporting their cause, that is entirely up to you.)