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Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in Featured, News Releases

Farmers reach out to customers during Texas Food Connection Week

Farmers reach out to customers during Texas Food Connection Week

WACO, Texas—Texas farmers and ranchers will reach out to customers to talk with them about issues of food and agriculture Feb. 17-23 during Texas Food Connection Week, a statewide program sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).

Members of county Farm Bureaus across the Lone Star State will organize community activities, donate to local philanthropies and spur conversations with their suburban and urban neighbors to answer questions about how their food is grown.

“Texas Food Connection Week is an opportunity for us as farmers and ranchers to reach out to our customers,” said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. “Texans want to know where their food comes from, and many want to meet the men and women who grow it. Consumers have questions, and we want to help answer their concerns and curiosities.”

Formerly Food Check-Out Week, Texas Food Connection Week was established to connect farmers and ranchers with consumers and initiate discussions about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, food safety, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.

“Food connects us all—from the rancher in West Texas to the young family living in one of our biggest cities. We’re looking forward to meeting our customers and sharing about this vocation and lifestyle that we love,” Dierschke said.

Additional Texas Food Connection Week resources, including infographics and photos, will be posted throughout the week at http://media.texasfarmbureau.org. For more information about local activities and media opportunities, contact your local county Farm Bureau office or visit http://www.texasfarmbureau.org/FoodConnection.aspx.