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Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Featured, News Releases

Food Connection Day: An open dialogue between agriculture, consumers

Food Connection Day: An open dialogue between agriculture, consumers


Urban or rural, rich or poor, vegan or omnivore, we all share one simple connection–food. It's a celebration of that common experience that farmers and consumers across the state will celebrate on Texas Food Connection Day, Feb. 17.

Previously Food Checkout Week, the observance is part of a year-round effort to bring people who grow food together with the people who eat it.

"Food plays such a big role in all our lives," Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) President Russell Boening said. "It's easy to see why people have valid questions and concerns about what they're consuming on a daily basis. We take this time to highlight the ongoing conversations farmers across Texas are having with consumers about how their food is grown and raised."

While many county Farm Bureaus in Texas will host events to recognize Food Connection Day, some will wait to host food drives, dinners and activities in the coming weeks and months.

"This isn't a one-time, once-a-year thing for Texas Farm Bureau," Boening said. "We strive to make connections with our consumers year-round. We want to answer their questions, while at the same time telling the stories of Texas agriculture."

Farm mom Lindsey Bowers will be telling her family's story on TFB's consumer blog Texas Table Top this week. To read it, visit

To find Food Connection Day activities in your area, call your local county Farm Bureau office or visit their page on Facebook.

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