Presenting modern agriculture
Here’s a great blog post about modern agriculture and bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.
It’s written by Australian journalist Pip Courtney of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the Aussie equivalent of the CBC here in Canada), whom I had the opportunity to meet while attending the International Federation of Agriculture Journalists (IFAJ) congress in Texas earlier this year.
In this piece she talks about Fair Oaks Farms, a large Indiana dairy farm that has taken extraordinary steps to allow consumers to experience dairy production first hand. Her post also features an interview with Kelly Daynard of the Ontario Farm Animal Council, where she explains what OFAC does to help inform consumers about where their food comes from and why this is an important activity for agriculture.
Pip’s blog also contains other interesting posts about her travels through rural American this summer – well worth a read!