[September 10, 2013]
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BEASON -- Another feature of this year's
Fall Farm Day at Gail's was the booth set up by members of the Logan
County Farm Bureau. In the first picture below, pictured left
to right are adults David Opperman; vice president of the Logan
County Farm Bureau; Blair Hoerbert, president; and Brianna Eeten, who
is a member of the Farm Bureau Young Leaders Committee. Standing with Eeten are her two daughters, Emma to the left and Ava
to the right.
and Hoerbert explained that the Farm Bureau has a new program
targeted at urban mothers and intended to better inform them about
how their food is grown on the farm. Opperman said the program
started in the Chicago area, but there is a need for the same type
of education in Logan County. The group hopes to provide some
useful information to area families about the foods they consume.
The program includes farm tours and firsthand
information from area farmers about what they grow and how they grow
Throughout the day
the group handed out free cups of vanilla ice cream.
Considering the heat, many folks were more than delighted to have a
cool, refreshing treat as they shopped.
In addition, the group talked to shoppers
about agriculture in Logan County. They also had some nice
freebies, like coloring books for youngsters as well as a Kids Ag
newspaper that featured Illinois specialty crop growers.
Pictures by Nila Smith