Ag Appreciation Day is Feb. 28 Happy Joes in Aledo

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

It’s a fact, American’s love our pizza – we consume 100 acres of pizza a day and buy 350 slices every second! But did you ever stop to think about where your pizza comes from? Let’s look at a typical pizza: First you need a crust – made from wheat. Add sauce – made from tomatoes; Cheese from milk of dairy cows, Pepperoni or Sausage from pigs; and green peppers and onions from a garden- yum. Did you ever stop to think where all of these delicious ingredients originate? That’s right – a farm. From the pizza you eat for dinner to the cereal you eat for breakfast – agriculture impacts your daily life in more ways than you think.

University of Illinois Extension & 4-H and Mercer County Agriculture Education invite you to learn more about where your pizza – and hundreds of other things, come from. Stop by Happy Joe’s in Aledo, Ill on Saturday February 28 anytime between 11 am – and 1 pm to play some games, win some prizes and walk away with a greater appreciation for the farmers and producers that live and work in our great community. You’ll see how farmers supply us with essential products we use every day!

For more information, call University of Illinois Extension at (309) 582-5106 or look on our webpage at