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Last year (2013), I had the opportunity to hop along the Field Moms program through Illinois Farm Families. We had a great time exploring farms throughout Illinois and sharing what we learned, what we asked and how the families addressed the tough questions about our food and how its produced. You can see a bit more about one of my farm tour recaps here. One of my favorite elements of these tours is that no question is a dumb one and they are completely open to asking you and provide transparency that is refreshing, especially in this industry. Several times, moms really had asked tough questions causing everyone to thoughtfully consider what we were talking about.
Now, you have an opportunity to do the same! The program which has recently had a name change to City Moms gives moms the opportunity to tour farms throughout Illinois such as touring a soybean and corn farm, hog farm, dairy farm, and beef cattle farm. City Moms will blog and share experience through Watch Us Grow and other social media channels. The deadline to apply is November 15th.
I love following along on these adventures because I find that as much as I have a series of questions, I learn so much more from those around me and just listening to the talks and questions. I really think this is a great way to connect with something that most of us know little about.
What are some farming questions that you would LOVE to have answered?