This summer we aren’t harvesting any wheat at Johnstown Farm. However, this is one of my favorite times of the year as a Kansan. I love driving through Kansas and watching all the combines and grain trucks. It makes me want to stand up and applaud all the farmers who are working hard to bring in wheat to feed the world. Here are a few fun facts for any of you agriculture nerds, like me:
Kansas produces enough wheat each year to bake 36 billion loaves of bread and enough to feed everyone in the world, over six billion people, for about 2 weeks.
An acre of Kansas wheat produces enough bread to feed nearly 9,000 people for one day.
A grain elevator in Hutchinson is 1/2 mile long and holds 46 million bushels in its 1,000 bins.
Sumner County is known as The Wheat Capital of the World.
Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm-McPherson, KS 2015