Earth Day 2023
The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken every five years, the census provides valuable information used at the local, state, and national levels to plan for the future. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state, county, and county equivalent in the nation. By participating in the census, you help show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture. As the USDA is shifting more attention and resources to urban agriculture, now is the time make sure Kansas City farmers are counted!
Your response provides input for future agricultural planning and decision making. The information collected helps USDA work with other organizations and communities to develop short-term and long-term improvements, strategies, and safeguards to better serve you. Results from the 2022 Census of Agriculture will play a role in determining future decisions about:
A farm is not defined by its size – urban farms count! Do you produce and sell at least $1,000 of agricultural products in any given year? If yes, the census gives you a voice. If you grow to donate, your work may count too – LEARN MORE HERE.
If you received or requested a mailed form, keep an eye out for it to be arriving soon and follow the instructions to complete the form online using your unique code or by mail by February 6, 2023.
If you did not receive or request a mailed form, Cultivate KC is partnering with NASS to help collect responses from Kansas City area farmers and here is how you can complete the form:
Join this collective voice by responding to the census with information about your farm or ranch. You have the information and power to influence decisions that will shape the future of your operation, community, and agriculture in our region.