Friday, April 27, 2012

Join Us at Earth Day Indiana

By Sarah Mahan of This Farm Family's Life 

Earth Day Indiana will be held this year at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis tomorrow, Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Indiana's Family of Farmers will once again be sponsoring the day.  Indiana Farmer Lynn Teel encourages everyone to attend, "It's an excellent event where we can meet our consumers, listen to them, and explain how we are raising the safest food in the world."

Lynn Teel

When asked what farmers do every day that makes them environmentalists, he replied, "Farmers spend every day planning for their farms.  They carefully plan what they are going to plant, how much fertilizer to use, and how to minimize erosion."

Lynn farms in White County where he raises corn, soybeans, and hogs.  He currently serves on the Indiana Soybean Alliance board, White County Pork Producers as well as White County Farm Bureau.  Lynn was able to attend Earth Day Indiana last year as part of Indiana's Family of Farmers.  He thought it was a great opportunity to talk to visitors about his farm and had some great discussions about planting and the way he cares for his land, crops, and animals.

Indiana's Family of Farmers invites you to come on out to Earth Day Indiana tomorrow and get to know some of your local farmers this year.

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