This Christmas, children across the country will be unwrapping farm toys, thanks to several agriculture advocates.

Earlier this fall, animal rights activists attempted to have a toy livestock hauler removed from Walmart because it promoted animal agriculture. While the change.com petition never met its goal of 15,000 signatures, it did inspire folks in the farming community to take action for a noble cause.

Four agriculture advocates and bloggers (Diana Prichard,Carrie MessKatie Pinke, and Ryan Goodman) came together to start the Farm Toys For Tots campaign.

The toy program exceeded expectations with donations eclipsing the $5,000 goal set at the beginning of the initiative with 207 people contributing online.

Read more from AgWeb.com: "Spreading the Christmas Spirit with Farm Toys for Tots"