How inspiring to see that the collective Farmers and Ranchers group is the largest here at WFNA so far! It's a wonderful thing that there are so many out there doing the good work, infusing our area with great food and a healthy attitude. We come from all walks of life, and engage in a wide and interesting variety of activities. We find ourselves in the process of trying to refine and define what makes this group a "group", and to see if there is merit in making another group to better serve the diverse special interests the we Missourians hold.
So, folks, who are you and what do you do?! Let's get familiar with each other! Sound out proudly with a brief snap shot of what goes on at your farm. How do YOU classify yourself? What specifically is your focus? Livestock, veggies, poultry, fruit, a little bit(or a whole lot!) of everything? We've all got to work together to take Missouri back to her roots... It's important to know who we are doing it with!
And very importantly, how do you feel that we can best utilize the WFNA to enrich our lives? What gets you excited when you think about farmers having a voice and a community behind them? How can we use each other 's knowledge to help build a stronger farming presence? What can we do for each other, to bring back local food and local jobs?
Thanks so much everyone, I am really excited to see what we've got going on!