North Carolina farmers help feed the world by producing a bounty of nutritious foods. To do this, they rely upon essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products to consumers across the U.S. and around the globe.
Rural and urban communities working together have built our nation’s rich agricultural resources so that they contribute to the health and well-being of our country and to the strength of our economy.
During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the importance of this cooperative network. Agriculture employs more than 2 million workers, including farmers and ranchers, shippers, processors, marketers, retailers, truck drivers, inspectors and others who contribute an annual impact over 424.9 billion to North Carolina’s economy.
As they perform their daily work, farmers and ranchers preserve freshwater recharge areas, wildlife habitat and greenspace.
Consumers help farm families maintain their superior natural resource conservation practices by purchasing North Carolina agricultural products.
Farm-City Week activities celebrate the mutually beneficial relationships that support the quality of life we all enjoy.
Our friends at Farm Bureau had a list of great ideas to help connect the farm to city!
To read more about Carolina Farm Credit, our members and the ag industry, check out issues of our Leader magazine—you can read them online.
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