said 1 year, 5 months ago:
Glad to hear that, Rich. In the 70′s. I watched so many of my father’s friends and students lose their farms. So sad. Then the corporations took them over, resulting in horrific farming and animal handling practices, as well as the alrming pattening of seeds and the near complete disappearance of heirloom seed supplies. These trends make me want to adopt all farmers and open range meat producersand help them stay financially viable, not only for their families’ sake, but for all our sakes.
I started watching the video from the link you provided, but got a call. I’ll finish later and follow up here then. Thanks for the link.
My friends and I have been searching online trying to find local organic farmers in Georgia to buy from also, but supply is scarce. Our farmers have a huge lack of workers, relying on “guest workers” who are fleeing our state in droves out of fear of deportation of themselves or family members.
We will all starve if leaders don’t start paying more attention to what’s right, instead of protecting what lobbyists are paying them. With a journalist’s heart and ethics, I don’t adhere to any party’s platform; I I only observe, report, and silently follow my own conscience, and close the curtain tight behind me when I vote. I wish more journalists would do the same in today’s media. We’re not getting the real news down on the farm.
As a marketer, however, I know I can help, one remaining farming family at a time. That’s why I put up this forum. I’d really like to help. Don’t get me wrong. I get paid for what I do and farming is a lucrative business –still. But there are few small farmers out there who are still in business for themselves. Most have gone the Monsanto or mass production hog, chicken, and cattle farming (non-range) way. Just pitiful. Mostly inhumane. I’d rather help the small and organic farmers turn a better profit through internet marketing channels. That’s a March goal… just planning ahead for now.
Do you have a video of your presentation? I’d love to see it. Know anyone else who does farmers market-ing, so to speak?