Did you know that the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm? Farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population today. Yet it’s no secret, farm families as well as urban families rely on agriculture for food and fiber.
Where does our food come from? If you asked this question of school children three generations ago we bet the answer would be “the farm” or “agriculture”. Most recently during school visits we have heard “the grocery store” in addition to “farms and ranches”.
Now more than ever it is important to keep agricultural curriculum in our schools for students to learn about and appreciate our state’s number one industry.
How can we provide adequate knowledge of agriculture for every student? The State of Montana has a voluntary tax check-off designation for Agricultural Literacy. These funds have the potential to provide materials and agricultural curriculum to teachers and schools across the state.
Be sure to have your tax preparer check the box for Ag Literacy in Montana Schools in the voluntary check-off contribution section.
Tax long form select line 69c
EZ form select 18c
Simply $5, $10 or another amount will benefit the agricultural knowledge of our youth!