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NC Soybean Producers to Host Food Writers & Bloggers

NC Soybean Producers to Host Food Writers & Bloggers

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is hosting a dinner later this week to once again address farming issues, and answer questions about where food comes from and how it’s raised.  Charles Hall, Executive Director of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association:

“We have had a strategy to address the good questions consumers have about where there food comes from and about the farmers who grow it. One way we know that their questions are addressed are through people that publish blogs and other content that are putting a lot of answers out there. We thought that putting together an event that would bring these people together would be beneficial to have conversations and talk about what farmers do and how they raise animals and produce food.”

Hall explains how this event differs from the Food Dialogues that took place in Raleigh last year, which was hosted by the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance:

“Food Dialogues was aimed at these people and others, it included consumers and anyone who wanted to register. This group is really for those who write about food and farming and have local followings. We thought it would be a great way to start addressing the subjects with these writers.”

Hall expresses his hopes on the outcome of this event:

“If a writer has a question or concern about GMOs they might leave the dinner with still questions but they were able to talk with farmers who use these methods and were able to understand it better.”

Working row crop and animal producers will be involved in the dinner to answer questions directly explains Hall:

“We have three farm couples from around NC and about 15 bloggers. We have an agenda and time for farmers to talk about GMOs and animal care and other topics. We hope to answer a lot of their questions and steer them to a broader perspective of farming.”

Charles Hall, Executive Director of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.