Written by: Lacie Dotterweich | November 18, 2021
Thanksgiving is much more than turkey, football games and naps on the couch (anyone else?) – it’s right in the name, giving thanks. As you sit around the dinner table, take a hard look at your plate. For your Thanksgiving turkey to make it to the table, farmers grew the corn and soybeans used in turkey feed, equipment manufacturers produced the machines used to process the ingredients, feed manufacturers mixed and made safe and nutritious feed, farmers raised and cared for the birds, and then meat processors prepped and readied them for the grocery store. I am very thankful for all who contribute to this chain and make it possible to have a delicious meal to share with family and friends.
I’m also thankful for our awesome members. Animal food manufacturers, and animal agriculture in general, breathe life into rural communities where much of our nation’s meat, milk, poultry and eggs are raised. Despite working to feed our nation’s livestock, poultry and pets day in, day out, they still find the time and resources to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
Over the past couple of years, we have detailed how the animal food industry gives back. Click the links below for some warm and fuzzy, chicken-soup-for-the-soul stories of what this season is all about.
Happy Thanksgiving from our AFIA family to yours!