Eating like an adult isn’t scary when you get to know the farmers and facts behind your food.
Mary Kate Waitkus wasn’t raised on a farm, but she’s pursuing a degree in agricultural communication at OSU to help farmers share their stories and consumers learn how their food is grown.
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Let’s face it: Adulting is hard. You’re responsible for making a lot of choices, including what goes on your plate. That’s where we come in. Future Eats is an initiative sponsored by Ohio soybean farmers to encourage healthy and fun food adventures. We help you get to know the farm families behind the food you eat, share information about how it’s sustainably grown and raised on local farms, plus explore ways to incorporate healthy and simple recipes into your routine.
Eating like an adult isn’t scary when you separate fact from fiction and get to know the farmers behind your food. We’re ready to help you navigate the grocery store shelves, pub menus and food truck specials to help you find the right balance for your future eats.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows that 97 percent of the 2.1 million farms in the United States are still family owned. It’s probably why farmers are so passionate about growing safe and healthy food. While the average age of the American farmer is 58, many are turning to next generation to continue the tradition by incorporating technology and fresh ideas.
Speaking of fresh perspectives, did you know approximately 20 percent of today’s farmers are under the age of 34 and 30% are women?
Did you know farmers use drones, GPS and other precision technology to grow your food?
To feed a growing population and care for the environment, farmers use technology to be precise and efficient. This includes creating soil maps with GPS, monitoring crop health with drones and applying crop nutrients and crop protection products using equipment controlled by iPads. Advances like these have helped farmers grow more food using fewer resources.