Thursday, June 16, 2011

Century Farms


















American Century Farms the Focus of New, Interactive Site

Virginia Beach--The American Farm Bureau Federation launched a new, interactive website that celebrates the contribution of century farms to the heritage of our nation at the AFBF annual Public Affairs Conference.

Century farms are family operations that have been farming in the same family for more than 100 years. Appropriately named “Agriculture’s Lasting Heritage,” this website tells the story of American farm and ranch families who have shaped the history of our nation.

“Farms and ranches that have been in the same family, and supporting family members and local communities for generations stand as testament to the true sustainable character of American agriculture today,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “Farmers and ranchers, by nature, are always committed to leaving the land in better condition for the next generation. We are proud to help raise awareness of that through this new website."

"On the website, http://www.agricultureslastingheritage.org/, parents, teachers and volunteer educators can enjoy the free educational resources that support continued learning. Lesson plans that intricately combine American History standards with the progression of the agriculture industry are provided complete with all required resources.

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