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March 22 Selected for Annual Breakfast

Published Mar. 7, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook

The Morrow County Farm Bureau has decided to help promote good nutrition while also celebrating American agriculture. The Annual Morrow County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Share Breakfast will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the High School in Cardington from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Two canned goods or $1.00 will buy a complete breakfast of pancakes with real Maple Syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. If you would like to help the area food pantries, you can bring two non-perishable items instead of cash. Many local Farm Bureaus are reaching out to consumers in their communities during the month of March, by offering information and cost-saving tips on putting nutritious meals on the table. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bioproducts.

“As today’s tough economic times continue, public health experts remain concerned that consumers may resort to buying less-nutritious foods that lack essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients,” said Brad Hessey, a local farmer and the organizer of the annual Morrow County Farm Bureau’s Farmer’s Share Breakfast. “Tips for better nutrition on a stretched budget, making sense of food labels and understanding USDA’s new MyPlate are among the topics Farm Bureau members plan to talk about with consumers, at supermarket demonstration stations and other venues,” said Hessey.

March is National Nutrition Month® and is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

March is also home to the National Ag Day and Ag Week Celebrations. This a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States. The National Ag Day program believes that every American should: understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products, acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industries.

A few generations ago, most Americans were directly involved in—or had relatives or friends involved in— agricultural-related endeavors. Today, that is no longer the case, but America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, healthy food, but do share with consumers many of the same concerns about putting nutritious meals on the table on a tight budget. So, come meet some local farmers and get in touch with your food!

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