STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV)- It’s an important day for Georgia farmers, National Agriculture Day.
It’s an over 70 billion dollar business in the peach state.
And in Bulloch County, for 2017, the amount the agriculture businesses contributed to the billion dollar industry was $148,199,678.
Local farmer Will Anderson is doing his part to drive those numbers. He owns a farm that produces mostly cotton and peanuts.
Anderson said National Agriculture Day is important because he believes farmers are the backbone of this country.
“I think people need to know where their food comes from. Everybody wants safe products something off the shelf that’s safe for them, their family, their kids. I think a lot of people don’t really understand what it takes to crop and how important it is to have a safe food source,” Anderson said.
Soon, two new additions will help drive agribusiness in Bulloch County. A muiltipurpose arena and an AG facility. The facility will help provide students with information about the agriculture industry.
“You’re only one generation away from not knowing the trade or how to do something. I think it’s extremely important because some kids like working outdoors, they like working with their hands and ag is definitely a place where they might have a good fit,” Anderson explained.
Anderson also hopes the facility will encourage more students to get into a trade like working in agriculture.