Discernment in Advertising

Posted: February 14, 2012 in ReBlogged

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Here’s another great Family Farm story. Again, the Corporate world thinks that because they have the media behind them that you will listen to everything they say. DON’T! Your food comes form us, and only we (the farmer/rancher) know where your food comes from, how its raised, and what it means. Help the family farmer/rancher spread the word to Corporate America that we won’t stand for the lack of understanding and nonsense!

Plowing through Life

I was invited to an adjacent school district in 2010 for the first time to be one of eight to ten speakers sharing a 40 minute presentation eight times throughout the day on food.  Each speaker reaches most of the eighth graders.  The school requires all eighth graders to read Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and they study multiple aspects of food during their “Health and Wellness Day”.

I learned a lot from the reactions of the students as we conversed back in 2010.  I made samples of pork fajitas and offered them to each group of students.  At least 90 plus percent of the morning groups happily accepted a sample.  Then the tone changed and I didn’t know why.  Only half of the students were willing to accept samples, and the questions about why farmers treat animals so poorly began to be fired at me.  Attitudes changed after hearing…

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