Every March 17, Americans don their green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious observance recognizing the patron saint of Ireland, it has grown into a celebration of all things Irish. From Shamrock, Texas to Limerick, Maine, and in the 11 Dublins spread across America, more than 34 million Irish-American citizens (along with their friends and neighbors) will watch parades, listen to Irish music and enjoy traditional Irish food. What they may not realize is the role America’s farmers and ranchers play in providing the tastiest portion of the festivities.
Here are a few ways Farm Credit’s customer-owners contribute to some St. Paddy’s Day favorites:
Whatever meal you choose on St. Patrick’s Day, take a moment to appreciate the hardworking farmers and ranchers who raised the products on your table. As the Irish Proverb, “Down on the Farm,” says, “a farmer’s work is never done.”