#Farm24VT is a 24-hour social media celebration of agriculture, food, and dairy in Vermont.
Do you love to eat local? We do, too! And that’s why we’re thrilled to be sponsoring #Farm24VT, May 12-13. It’s a great way to see how your favorite local foods are grown and produced, from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device. Starting at 5:00 a.m., Vermont farmers, agribusiness, and food producers will share photos, videos, and stories on social media to give you a front row seat to all the action. Watch live as they milk livestock, care for baby animals, tend the land, and more. Best of all, you just might discover a new farm product to love during the prize giveaways throughout the day. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by searching for the #Farm24VT hashtag. Get all the delicious details at www.farm24vt.com.
Here are some Vermont Farm and Food Facts:
- The state ranks highest in the nation for consumption of locally grown and produced foods. On average, Vermonters spend $166.22 per person per year on local foods.
- While dairy is by far the largest agricultural industry in the state, Vermonters enjoy a wide variety of local foods. Vermont also produces beef, maple, turkey, apples, chicken eggs, sweet corn, honey, pork, vegetables, and much, much more!
- The Vermont food and agriculture sectors employ more than 64,000 Vermonters—roughly 10% of the state’s population! Together, they create more than $11.3 billion in economic output.
- Vermont farmers are doing their part to improve water quality and protect soil health. In 2020, more than 28% of the annual cropland in Vermont was covercropped (26,748 acres) and conservation tillage was implemented on more than 15% of annual cropland (14,305 acres). Vermont farmers have invested $5.5 million in agricultural conservation practice implementation.
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