Never thought we’d actually implore people to become a fan of the USDA, but with the embrace of social media by the Obama administration, here goes: You can become a fan of USDA on Facebook and then join the ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ chat, scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. EST. You can even watch the conversation while it’s streamed live here, from the USDA website.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently noted that: “Americans are more interested in food and agriculture than they have been at any other time since most families left the farm and we are marshalling resources from across all of USDA to help create and strengthen the link between local production and local consumption.” We couldn’t agree more, and of course, Edible magazines have been building links between farmers, ranchers and fisherman to the public from the very beginning. It’s nice to know that the USDA is on our side!
Check out the new Know Your Farmer Know Your Food website for more info: