Monday, March 8, 2010
Food For Thought: Even the Quiet Can Be Advocates
My family story is the same as thousands and thousands of other agricultural families. Hardworking men and women who feed our nation but still somehow have time to reach a few people at a time.
My point here is not that producers don't have time to promote agriculture and therefore shouldn't. My point is that if untalkative men can share the positive story of agriculture with 2-3 people a week, why can't college students take advantage of our large social networks and advocate on a much larger scale? Food For Thought, a group of Kansas State students, is doing just that by working to bridge the gap between consumers and producers. FFT just started up a blog comprised of various bloggers, including myself, from different agricultural backgrounds all with the same goal -- educating consumers about where their food comes from and how it is produced. I encourage you to visit the blog and stay informed on current issues happening in agriculture. You can also follow us on Facebook by becoming a fan of the FFT page. Look for my posts on FFT's blog and also here on Buzzard's Beat as I plan to post different topics on both.
Until next time,