AMBOY — It was a beautiful day to share the story of agriculture. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Lee County Farm Bureau once again hosted their Farm Visit Day. Don and Paula Meyer from Amboy opened the doors of their family farm and welcomed over 360 people to their farm to learn about agriculture.
Through a partnership with Woodhaven Lakes Association, we are able to give people an opportunity to see a farm first hand that might not normally have a chance to visit one. This event allows us to engage with them in a conversation about agriculture. One participant said, “I always go by farms, but never knew how they work,” which is a great way to summarize why the farm bureau hosts this event. Through farm visits like this, the farm bureau hopes that people understand what is happening on these family farms and feel confident in the farmers.
Farm Visit Day Host and Lee County Farm Bureau president, Don Meyer, said, “One of our objectives of this event is to communicate to our friends from the city about how today’s farming techniques help provide them with a safe and abundant food supply. I think we were successful on that point.”
The Lee County Farm Bureau has hosted 21 Farm Visit Day’s over the years, and each event, including the most recent one, have been a wonderful opportunity for them to put a face to agriculture and bridge that connection between farm and non-farm families.
The Lee County Farm Bureau’s mission is to be a positive voice for agriculture through leadership and education and to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of our members and community. If you would like more information about Farm Visit Day or the Lee County Farm Bureau contact the Farm Bureau office at 857-3531 or visit their website, www.leecfb.org.
Pictured, farm Visit Day host Don Meyer talks to Farm Visit Day participants about his family’s farm.