A group of farmers from different states visited Bryan College Station recently and we had the opportunity to ask them what they would like to say to consumers if they had the chance. Ashley Batey has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.
“I would tell the consumer that milk is one of the most nutritious wholesome food products that’s available. I don’t think you need to have organic products. I believe that all food products are produced to be extremely safe, extremely nutritious, and very much delicious, as well.”
Doug Reimer is a hog producer in northeast Iowa.
“Five o’clock every morning, you bet. It’s peaceful, and it gives you time to think. You’re also doing something that a lot of people don’t do, and you’re producing a good product to feed the world, a good healthy product and a safe product.”
Mark Christenson grows corn and soybeans in south central Minnesota.
“I think the biggest misconception is that we don’t care about the land and we’re just out there to make a dollar. I’m on the family century farm and I want my son to be there and my grandson to be there and we take very good care of it. We’re concerned about everything we use, everything we spray. If there’s a better way to do it, and a safer way to do it, we want to find out what it is and we’ll adopt the practice.”
Ronnie Mohr is a corn, soybean, and wheat producer in central Indiana.
“The sky’s the limit on production right now, and I know that could change. I’ve heard that my entire life, that we’re gonna run out of food, we’re gonna run out of food. If the public, and the people of the world will just trust agriculture a little bit, we know that we can produce to feed the world here, and in other places in the world.”
I’m Ashley Batey, taking a look at agriculture across the country, From The Ground Up.