Learn tips to positively engage with consumers on top agricultural issues at two Ag PhD Field Day sessions hosted by Hungry for Truth and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The sessions will take place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Ag PhD Field Day near Baltic, South Dakota.
Nothing gets your mouth watering in the summer like seared chicken kabobs and fresh garden vegetables. Master griller and farmer Paul Casper shares his signature recipe for this episode of Across the Table. He talks with host Melissa Johnson about his fourth-generation farm in Lake Preston, the vegetables he grows and how he takes care of his garden and his crops throughout the season.
“When you live in a land of food, there are many issues. When you live in a land with no food, there is only one issue. Food is personal,” explains Donna Moenning, a farmer and speaker from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) who spoke with about 35 farmers during a Developing Consumer Trust workshop in March.
Last November, local community leaders, foodies and farmers gathered together at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City for a Harvest Social. The Hungry for Truth event brought South Dakotans together to share in meaningful conversations about the journey from farm to plate over delicious foods and local wine.
In 2000, U.S. soybean farmers from state soybean grower organizations created the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) as a program of the American Soybean Association (ASA). The WISHH program carries a focus on trade and long-term market development for U.S. soybean farmers, while fueling economic growth and value chain development.
Consumers are more curious than ever about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. They drive the trends that impact the entire food chain. In an age of social media, viral videos and smartphones, the amount of information at one’s fingertips can be overwhelming, so how do farmers ensure their friends, neighbors and community members have the right information when making food choices for their families? Thoughtful conversations. Sharing stories. Building trust. The best advocates for agriculture are farmers themselves.
Vonda Schulte is the head cook at Dakota Christian School in Corsica, South Dakota. Every weekday, she cooks lunch from scratch for 90 students. She loves connecting with the kids, talking to them about new foods and healthy eating. Vonda also happens to be a farmer. She says these two parts of her life overlap much more than you might think.