The National Museum of American History’s Ask a Farmer program is connecting agriculturists with visitors in the nation’s capital. The Smithsonian Institution’s Peter Liebhold explained in Tuesday’s Newsline (April 19, 2016) that the goal is to create a respect for modern day agriculture.
“We developed this Ask a Farmer series so that the American public can actually see farmers in action on their farms, on their ranches, really doing their everyday work,” Liebhold said. “The chance to meet somebody, to have that conversation, see what a chicken house actually looks like or what a pasture looks like, to see a cow rather than a carton of milk is a really wonderful experience.”