What is national farmer’s day? National Farmer’s Day takes place on October 12th, and it offers much-deserved praise to the hard-working farmers across the nation. In the midst of harvest-season, the day pays tribute to the men, women, and families who put food in the grocery stores and on our tables every day. Thank a farmer today.
So why are farmers so important? Farmers are responsible for the food that we eat and the clothes that we wear. Here is a list of farm products we use every day.
- Jeans, towels, bed sheets, socks, and cord for car tires
Cotton Seed Oil
- The oil is used for frying, margarine, soap, and salad dressings
Cotton Seed Meal
- Cotton seed meal is left over after the oil is extracted and used to feed livestock
- Wood and Paper
- Carnuba Wax – it comes from palm trees and it is used in car wax, shoe polish, and lipstick.
- Essential Oils – Many essential oils come from trees for instance tea tree, eucalyptus, cedar, pine.
- Spices – Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, Nutmeg, Bay leaves
- Rubber – Latex Gloves, Golf Balls, Rubber Hoses, Rubber Belts.
- Boiled and Roasted Peanuts
- Peanut Butter
- Peanut Oil is one of the best frying oils because it has a high scorch point
- Candy Bars
- Cosmetics like shampoos, body wash, and lotions
- Livestock Feed
- Dairy Products – milk, ice cream, cheese, coffee creamers.
- Sports Balls – basketballs, footballs, baseballs, volleyballs.
- Soaps – some soaps contain beef fat to keep your hands soft.
- Gelatin – jell-o, marshmallows, gummy bears, gum.
- Medicines – some insulin and anti-rejection medications for transplants can come from cattle
- Meat – hamburgers, steaks, roasts, hotdogs
- Meat – nuggets, chicken fingers, fried chicken, hot dogs.
- Pet Food