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County farmers help connect farms to community

  • Bandera County Farm Bureau President Booker Young (left) and Vice President Robert Mazurek (right) present a donation to Jessie Parks of Helping Hand in honor of Texas Food Connection Day, which will officially be celebrated on March 14. Courtesy Photo
    Bandera County Farm Bureau President Booker Young (left) and Vice President Robert Mazurek (right) present a donation to Jessie Parks of Helping Hand in honor of Texas Food Connection Day, which will officially be celebrated on March 14. Courtesy Photo

Farmers in Bandera County will have their chance to reach out to the community and talk about how our food gets from the field to your fork during Texas Food Connection Day on March 14.

Texas Food Connection Day was established to connect farmers with their consumers and spark conversations about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability and productivity.

Farmers and ranchers across the state organize community activities, donate to local philanthropies and seek to spur conversations with others during Texas Food Connection Day.

“Texas Food Connection Day is about sharing what we do on our farms and ranches to grow our food, fiber and fuel,” said Booker Young, Bandera County Farm Bureau president. “Many people want to know more about where our food comes from and how it’s grown. This event gives them a chance to have their questions answered by local farmers and ranchers.”

In honor of the day, Bandera County is donating $300 to local food pantry Helping Hand, according to a press release from the Bandera County Farm Bureau.

Although Food Connection Day is only held once a year, a press release says Bandera County farmers are open to having more conversations about their farm practices.

“We work hard to provide families with fresh, nutritious and affordable food, and we feed our families the same foods that consumers buy in the grocery store,” Booker said. “Modern agriculture is sustainable and has made many advancements. We’re proud to be part of Texas agriculture and our community.”

For more information about local activities and media opportunities, contact the Bandera County Farm Bureau office at (830) 796-3077.