How has agriculture touched your life today?
1953 WAS A YEAR TO REMEMBER! HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 60 YEARS AGO:
- The first color television is offered for sale.
- The Chevrolet Corvette makes its debut.
- Mrs. Potato Head is one of the most popular toys.
- Texas Instruments invents the transistor radio.
- The Rhode Island Farm Bureau is established!
The founding of Rhode Island Farm Bureau was no small feat even compared to the highlights above. Consider
this question, "How has agriculture touched your life today?" Agriculture means so much more than the food we consume. The clothing we wear, the books we read, the trees that shade us,
the water that cools us, the building products used to construct most homes are all the result of responsible agriculture. And, the list is almost endless. Agriculture touches every man,
woman and child in the world!
It is agriculture that sustains us. If tomorrow all the farms were gone, would we survive? The prime directive
of Rhode Island Farm Bureau in this our 60th year is to ensure the continued existence of farms in our state by educating our citizens, young and old. We strive to instill in them the
same love of land and convey the same respect and appreciation we have for the hard working farmers of Rhode Island.
Will you join us in celebrating our 60th year as the voice of Rhode Island agriculture? Won't you help
support Rhode Island farming by becoming a member of RI Farm Bureau? You don't have to be a farmer to become a member.
Remember... NO FARMERS, NO FOOD.