Listen in as 4 experienced professionals tackle 5 common myths in agriculture. Bringing together a rural planner, a dietitian, a Family Studies educator (who also owns a farm) and an urban elementary teacher, a variety of perspectives are explored. Perfect to spark classroom discussion and for general public interest.
Introduction ~ General topic is explore with purpose, format and panelists introduced
Myth #1: “Farming is not really a job”
What are the real careers in agriculture? What job training will be needed? Where do we find this information?
Myth #2: “Eating or going local is hard to do”
Common myths students have about the ability to farm in cold climates are explored.
Myth #3: “Organic is always better”
Many students think that because organic product is usually more expensive – it must be better – what are the facts?
Myth #4: “Agriculture is hard on the environment"
Why are farmers committed to best practices? What are the issues and regulations about farming and the environment?
Myth #5: “The grocery store is where all our food comes from”
What disconnects us from our food – where it grows – how it’s processed?
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