Farming is the act or process of working the ground, planting seeds, and growing edible plants.
It can also be described as raising animals for milk, egg, or meat.
It is a great way to describe the lifestyle and work of people whose jobs are in the agriculture industry.
Here are five facts about farming that will blow your mind:
Growing population, growing needs
Farmers worldwide would have to produce at least 70% more food by 2050 in order to feed the growing population.
More than 250,000 millennial farmers in the US
There are about 257,454 millennial farmers in America alone so you can imagine the whole world.
The agricultural industry is the largest employer in the world.
About 200 people for one farmer
Today, a single farmer, with the right set of equipment, can feed about 155 people with his produce.
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Farming began in 10,000 B.C.
The nomadic tribes in 10,000 B.C. started farming for the first time, beginning the First Agricultural Revolution.