Young farmers learn value of telling their story to public

A trip to a farm in Indiana that specializes in showcasing agriculture to the general public strongly reinforced the need for farmers to tell their story to consumers, several young Iowa farmers said last week.

With more than 500,000 visitors annually, Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana has learned to talk to its visitors. That’s something Bellevue dairy farmer Kevin Bies said he could take back to his own farm.

"The trip to Fair Oaks gave me a perspective of how to inform the public of what we’re doing on the farm," Bies, a Jackson County Farm Bureau...

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