Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This is a Fox Cities Viewpoint

Thursday 8/5/10 Mulberry Lane Farm has the privilege of sharing our "viewpoint" on the radio!

It was a really cool experience going into the studio for the taping of my "view." With all the awesome technology we were able to do it in 1-1/2 takes. They can cut, splice, delete...gee I should have asked them to make me sound like Marilyn Monroe while they were at it. :)

For those who can't tune in to WHBY 1150 (AM station) at 7:15 AM, 12:15 PM and again between 5:15 and 6 PM, I thought I'd share my script.

I challenge you...Do you think you could live a day without agriculture?

Defining agriculture as "the production of food and goods through farming 'ag' products touch our lives...from your wooden bed frame, cotton sheets, goose down pillow,
woolen blanket...and you aren't even out of bed yet!

Try having an ag free breakfast! No eggs, bacon, toast, milk, juice, cereal...difficult, isn't it!

We are indebted to our farmers. Where would we be without them?

According to the Census of Agriculture,
"A long term trend observed is the aging of farm operators...the fastest growing group is those 65 years and older."

Who will replace our aging farmers before the family farm is extinct?

Educating our children, instilling a love of farm animals and land is imperative.

Hands-on learning is the best way to learn about farming.

So I give you one last challenge...
  • visit a petting farm
  • the county fair
  • or farm progress days with your children. There are countless farm education opportunities.
Who knows, you may have a future farmer in the family!

This is Bonnie Keyes, Mulberry Lane Petting Farm and This is a Fox Cities View Point.

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