ALBANY — The New York Farm Bureau Foundation is excited to announce a new project that will bring consumers closer to the farmers who produce their food. It is launching a new video series entitled “Meet Your Farmer” that the public can view online through the Foundation’s YouTube and social media pages. Links are available on the Foundation’s website at nyfbfoundation.org. The website has also been updated to be smartphone friendly for people looking to view the series on a mobile device or tablet. The Foundation will also include QR codes on its educational brochures and calendar that will increase the accessibility 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.
The first farms to be showcased in the series include CY Farms in Elba, NY, McCormick Farms in Bliss, NY, and Orbaker’s Fruit Farm in Williamson, NY. The Foundation will soon add more farms to this ongoing project.
“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,” said David Fisher, New York Farm Bureau Foundation Chair and New York Farm Bureau President.
NYFB Foundation’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channe
–New York Farm Bureau Foundation
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