Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jewel Supports Agriculture

Jewel does some recruiting for future farmers, ranchers

KUSA - Her voice is one of the most distinctive in music today. But when singer/songwriter Jewel isn't out performing on the road, you'll find her down home on the ranch. She's a proud Future Farmers of America alum, and now she's helping to make sure the organization is around for a long time to come.

"A lot of people don't realize where their food comes from, that the stuff that they eat for breakfast lunch and dinner comes from farms all across America. Agriculture is our No. 1 industry in America, and its what makes us uniquely American." Jewel said on 9NEWS 5 a.m.

Agriculture remains one of Colorado's top industries. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2006 alone it provided more than 3 million jobs in our state. The Future Farmers of America helps prepare young people for agribusiness careers, and Jewel wants to make sure the organization will continue to thrive. Read More

It’s great to see a popular musician that is standing up in support of American agriculture. Instead of lining up to be part of some activist cause that is the cool thing of the day, she has chosen to look forward and realize the importance of food producers. Congratulations Jewel and thank you.

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