Tailgate Talk: Farmers Feeding the World Exhibit Hits the Road

April 29, 2011 09:46 PM

Exhibit Tour Schedule

  • Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 25–29, 2011
  • Country Music Association’s Music Festival, Nashville, Tenn., June 9–12, 2011
  • Taste of Chicago, Chicago’s Grant Park on Lake Michigan, June 25–July 3, 2011

More events will be
announced on the Farmers Feeding the World website.

Farmers Feeding the World’s traveling educational exhibit tour kicks off "inside the track" during the popular Indianapolis 500 and continues at events throughout the summer (see the schedule below).

The exhibit will help consumers understand U.S. agriculture’s role in addressing mankind’s expanding food requirements—now and in the future.

This engaging presentation takes a very complex issue and focuses on a few understandable and compelling subjects to create widespread awareness that we are challenged with the task of producing more food with fewer resources to keep up with a burgeoning population.

Stat Rack

Agricultural surveys through the years:


President Washington writes to local farmers requesting information on land values, crops, yields, livestock prices and taxes, in effect creating the first agricultural survey.


Congress votes to fund the first agricultural census.


USDA was established.


Annual agricultural surveys begin; USDA’s division of statistics is established; monthly crop reports begin.


USDA statistics employee admits to using window blinds to signal unreleased market information to trading partners.


Congress passes a law making premature disclosure of crop estimates a crime punishable by fine.


USDA–National Agricultural Statistics Service will release 425 reports.


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