Recently, the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) hosted a farm tour, which was organized by Greenwood County CattleWomen. Nearly 100 consumers from the Wichita area participated in the educational event, which was the brainchild of KLA member Jamie Lindamood.
“I think that one of the best things that came from this tour is that a line of communication has been opened,” said Lindamood. “Agriculture is a very complex world, and the people and groups that oppose the way we do things speak a lot louder than we (farmers and ranchers) do. Most of the attendees had very little knowledge of the agricultural world. We needed to start a forum where they could ask a question without feeling judged.”
So what did consumers learn while riding a Greyhound bus? The topics ranged from pasture management, crop and hay production, farm equipment, beef by-products and more.
Photos courtesy of Melissa Hebb, Tobie Andrews Photography.