Consumers interested in learning more about how their food is produced should read the latest issue of Our Ohio magazine. The March/April 2012 issue features the Follow Farming project developed by a group of Marion County Farm Bureau members to unveil the day to day activities of farming and keep an open line of communication with consumers.
The project, initiated in 2011, encourages two-way interactions between farmers and consumers by using Facebook, Twitter, a blog and videos to share detailed, behind the scenes information. For the next six months the project will follow Scott Isler and his family at the Isler family hog farm near Prospect.
“We’re going to show aspects of the pig from birth through its life on the farm all the way to market,” said Isler. “We’re going to show the care and what we do from day to day.”
For the full article visit OurOhio.org, the magazine’s website dedicated to providing expert information on topics such as Ohio gardening, travel, cooking, community involvement, and where to buy Ohio farm products locally. Or, to receive Our Ohio magazine, sign up to become a Farm Bureau member by calling 1.888.GrowWithFB or visiting GrowWithFB.org.
Our Ohio is an effort to help further Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission of forging a partnership between farmers and consumers and is supported by Nationwide Insurance.