Moms on the Farm Tour Offers Glimpse Into Food Production Process

Susan Anglin, of Triple A Farms, explains the milk collection process to the Moms on the Farm tourists.
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Susan Anglin, of Triple A Farms, explains the milk collection process to the Moms on the Farm tourists.

On May 10, the eighth annual Moms on the Farm Tour will provide attendees with a better understanding of how farmers provide consumers with the food they feed their families as they tour local farms in the Northwest Arkansas area.

"We want people to feel more informed about the food they feed their families," said Janeal Yancey, one of the organizers of the event. "We want to introduce consumers to farmers."

The tour will depart from the Benton County Extension Office in Bentonville at 8:30 a.m. Locations on the tour will include a visit to Triple A Farms, a beef farm and a poultry farm. After visiting the farms, attendees will return to the Benton County Extension office for lunch and cooking demonstrations by the Arkansas Cattlewomen.

The first Moms on the Farm Tour was organized in 2012 by faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences with the intention of providing the moms who attended the tour with deeper insight into the agricultural processes that bring food to them and their families. The tour has evolved over time though, according to Yancey, who is a Division of Agriculture Department of Animal Science staff member.

"We call ourselves 'Moms on the Farm,' but anyone who wants to learn more about how their food is produced is welcome to join us," said Yancey.

Individuals who want more information or who want to attend the Moms on the Farm Tour should contact Janeal Yancey at jws09@uark.edu or at 870-688-4247. The tour is free, but space is limited. (Ages 14 and older only please.) 

Contacts

Jamie Newberry,
Animal Science
479-575-3745, jstarks@uark.edu

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