It’s our turn to support those who provide us with our daily sustenance—by the Farm At Hand Foundation.
Barley Council of Canada was happy to participate as a corporate sponsor for the #HereForFarmers cause in April 2015. We are pleased to announce that the campaign raised over $13,000 for the support of Canadian farmers’ mental health.
The agriculture industry is facing a really big challenge: to produce 70 per cent more food in order to feed the World’s 10 billion population by the year 2050. It is not an easy task; farmers from all corners of the Earth are doing their very best to ensure we all have enough food on our table.
However, most of us might not be aware that farming is a stressful occupation. The Newsweek reported that “farmers are a dying breed” and suicide rates among farmers are the highest in comparison to other professions.
#HereForFarmers is a campaign to raise funds and awareness for farmers mental health. To read more about why we did this go to our blog.
Thank you to everyone that donated.