Say thanks, for everything farmers do all year round

Not many people pause to think about the stuff we eat and drink.
Maybe they knew about the cow, but do they really wonder how
Its milk gets to our breakfast table, all the way from utter to label.
Or what about our spuds and beans, carrots, fruit and all those greens.
From hors d’oeuvres to dessert, all we eat comes out of dirt!
To some perhaps it is a shock, but let’s agree, our farmers rock!
Thank you farmers.

— Anonymous message left as part of the 2014 Thank a Farmer campaign

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s the season of fresh tomatoes, apple picking and pumpkins. As you plan that special Thanksgiving dinner — or tonight’s dinner — think of the farmers who grow everything you eat.

All around the world, farmers work hard each and every day to provide us with the food we eat all year round. So share your thanks by participating in the Thank a Farmer campaign.

With one message, you can raise money to support small-scale African farmers. Until the end of Canadian Thanksgiving Day (October 12th, 2015), a generous supporter will donate to Farm Radio International for every action taken as part of the Thank a Farmer campaign. So, please:

Raise your voice and $20
Leave your own personal message of thanks for farmers. Give us a call at: 1-888-504-3663. Act by October 7th and your message could be aired on the radio here in Canada through myFM and across Africa through Farm Radio International’s partner stations.

Follow for four
Raise $4 for Farm Radio International simply by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google+. If you’d like to share a message of thanks over social media, be sure to use hashtag #thankafarmer.

Quadruple your impact
Donate now and have your gift matched three-to-one!

To learn more and get involved, please visit

Need inspiration? Listen to messages from last year’s campaign:

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