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Oswald speaks about Ag Day

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tom Oswald is pictured speaking at last week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee. Photo contributed
Tom Oswald, the president of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Board, visited with Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members at last week's Chamber coffee, which was held at the Farm Bureau and Iowa State Extension offices.

Oswald shared with Chamber members the importance of agriculture in the Cherokee community and its effect on everyone.

He talked about Ag Day and its importance.

"Have you ever considered how agriculture starts with the growing and harvesting of food and fiber, and it ends with almost everything we eat, wear, and use? When most people think of agriculture and its end products, we think of a grocery store or a field of waving grain or a pasture full of livestock. The reality is that today's picture is quite a bit different than the one even 10 years ago," stated Oswald.

"Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people ... a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States" stated Oswald.

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