New York Farm Bureau Foundation announced a new project to bring people closer to farmers who are producing their food.

New York Farm Bureau Foundation announced a new project to bring consumers closer to the farmers who produce their food. The new video series entitled “Meet Your Farmer” can be viewed online through the Foundation’s YouTube and social media pages. Links are available on the Foundation’s website at nyfbfoundation.org.

The website was also updated to be smartphone friendly to view the series on a mobile device or tablet. The Foundation will also include QR codes on its educational brochures and calendar to increase access for viewers to watch the videos.

The videos feature New York farm families talking about their farms and their passion for growing food and caring for their land and animals. “The project fits into the Foundation’s mission of sowing the seeds of understanding to educate the public about modern day agriculture,” according to a press release from NYFB.

The first farms to be showcased in the series include the CY Farms in Elba; McCormick Farms in Bliss; and Orbaker’s Fruit Farm in Williamson. More farms will be added soon.

“The New York Farm Bureau Foundation reaches thousands of children and adults every year through its educational programming, and we are pleased to continue telling the stories of New York’s family farms through this new video series. It is more important than ever that farmers share what they do and engage with the public to clear up any misunderstanding people may have about agriculture,” stated David Fisher, NYFB Foundation chair and Bureau president.

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