What started as a grassroots effort by a group of young people to support American family farmers and ranchers has become an official nonprofit organization. I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul elected its first board of directors on Sept. 29 in San Luis Obispo, CA. The new board ratified its operational by-laws.
I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul originated out of the frustration by young people who have a passion for agriculture but realized few of their peers really know how their food is grown in America. Additionally, they were angry at the way agriculture is often portrayed in the mass media. The group values personal food choices based on science, education, and awareness that allow Americans food independence.
Using new media technology, the young people launched an aggressive social media blitz to share information about family farmers and ranchers. I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul has become one of the fastest growing Facebook groups about agriculture. Today more than 27,000 people are engaged in daily conversations in the Facebook group. Additionally, the group created a website and apparel line to make supporting family farmers and ranchers fun.
For more information, go to www.ilovefarmers.org.