Farmers Highlighted by FAMU's Agriculture Department

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 14:31:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Officials at the Florida A&M University's agriculture department are highlighting the efficiency of farmers.

They say, over the past decades food costs have gone down dramatically due to the hard work of local farmers. Experts say, this is also in part due to food trends having changed in recent years, and so people have traded cooking for convenience.

Experts also say that about 14 percent of household income goes towards food and that households need to prioritize healthier food for their families.

FAMU's agriculture department is also highlighting small businesses this week, encouraging residents to buy locally to help boost the local economy.