Americans have long enjoyed the safest and most plentiful food supply in the world. Our agricultural success has laid the foundation for our economic success, and in turn, our preeminence in world affairs. The Industrial Revolution was largely fueled by innovations in agriculture that allowed fewer people to produce greater amounts of food. Relying on others to produce our sustenance, we could now pursue ventures in manufacturing, finance, academia and a host of other interests not related to survival. Increased urbanization, which greatly accelerated after World War II, caused Americans to become further removed from the production of the food they eat. As a consequence, contemporary Americans largely have very little knowledge of what is required to run a modern, sophisticated farming operation. We take for granted that we can travel to the nearest grocer where the shelves are fully stocked, buy not only what we need but also what we want, and then return home to literally enjoy the fruits (or meats) of someone else’s labor.