While I don’t necessarily believe the adage that “Everything’s bigger and better in Texas” they are doing some great things in terms of agvocacy and consumer education.
While perusing the Texas Department of Agriculture website for jobs (I will eventually have to get a real job and might as well start looking) I came across this cool campaign the TDA is promoting, “Agriculture is YOUR culture.”
The campaign is aimed at informing and educating the public through videos about Texas agriculturalists and farmers, agriculture quizzes, fact sheets and recipes. There are also significant efforts aimed at making clear the connection between producers and consumers. Animal care, environmental stewardship and food safety are heavily highlighted and there is even a page where you can submit your story about agriculture.
Head on over to http://www.texasagriculture.gov/culture/index.html and check out the ‘culture’. I applaud Texas for reaching out and making an effort to narrow the gap between producer and consumer.
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~