My mother-in-law never gave any farm tours. It wasn't necessary
because in her generation, every one she knew lived on a farm or had family
that grew up on the farm and knew where food came from.
Her generation didn't have fears about how their food was produced,
In fact, many of her generation were happy and grateful to just have food.
It's quite a change ninety years later.
We now have at least three generations of consumers with no direct
connection to a farm or family that were connected to a farm.
Opening the barn doors and inviting consumers to the farm is now an
important way we farmers can share
how we produce food for all of our families.
It's a great opportunity for dairy truth telling!
When it comes to food,we have a lot in common, no matter what age:
We love to eat!
As I prepare for a dairy farm tour this week, it's my hope that our visitors
will learn the truth about dairy farming and experience the commitment
we have to providing high-quality milk and dairy products by taking good
care of our cows and the land we call home.
If you can't make the tour, you can find more dairy truth telling