Do you know where your food comes from?
The easy answers are “farms” or “the store”. How about some products in your home, things you use in everyday living, like water bottles – do you know what materials they’re made of?
Unless you are a fully self-sufficient farmer – growing all of your own food and raising your own animals – chances are you’ve eaten or you own something that’s made of corn or soybeans. Furthermore, there’s a good chance that those foods and other items are made using corn and soybeans that were grown in Middle America, namely, North Central Iowa.
This past weekend, I was one of several bloggers that took part in Harvest Tour 2012. We and our families were brought out to Franklin County, Iowa, in the north-central part of the state, to see firsthand how the agricultural businesses there operate; to meet the farmers who keep the businesses and the farms going; and to get a better understanding of the important role rural America plays in our country’s history and progress.
In the coming days, I will be sharing stories and photos of my experience on Harvest Tour 2012. Until then, would you believe this mug is made from 100% corn?!
My family’s trip to Harvest Tour 2012 in Franklin County, Iowa, was sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, and Franklin County Tourism. All words, thoughts, and opinions, as always, are my own.