Prior to departing Phoenix on January 22, the Faces of Farming & Ranching winners had the opportunity to tour Rousseau Farming Company®. Rousseau Farming Company® is a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm. They raise their crops using conventional and organic farming practices. This farm tour helped the Faces winners learn more about raising produce and will allow them be a voice for all of agriculture. They learned that the same challenges they face in each of their farming operations are experienced by produce farmers as well.
Read more below about Katie Pratt, another Faces of Farming winner. We will follow Bo on his journey and update you on his travels.
Katie Pratt, an Illinois farmer recently named as one of the “Faces of Farming & Ranching” by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®), will be helping television viewers across the country on Friday, February 8 understand what food terms such as organic, local, grass-fed, naturally-raised and sustainable really mean.
Joining Katie, will be Celebrity Chef Danny Boome from the Food Network’s show “Rescue Chef”. His program offers viewers creative solutions and a true understanding of the basics necessary for success in the kitchen. Just in time to help consumers cook their Valentine’s Day meals, the duo will provide those tuning in with more information about their food choices.
“I am excited to help consumers demystify some of today’s confusing food terms,” said Pratt. “I hope to show viewers that knowing more about how your food is grown and raised – whether it’s organic, local, conventionally-raised, etc – can help you better understand how to make healthy choices based on your own preferences.”
Pratt and Boome will also be doing a series of radio interviews on the USA Radio Network, It’s Your Health National Network, KTRS in St. Louis, Mo., and WBNR/WLAA in Hudson Valley, N.Y.