The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has released a series of short videos explaining how eggs are gathered, how cows are milked, how pigs are fed and how crops are grown.
Hosted by blogger Kelly Snyder of www.redefinedmom.com, USFRA's online educational video series highlights the daily activities of farmers and ranchers across the U.S.
The first four videos give viewers an up-close look a four farming operations:
• How To Milk 1,200 Cows (filmed with Brian Rexing at New Generation Dairy in Indiana)
• How To Care for 7,000 Pigs (filmed with Art Braundmeier at The Maschhoffs in Illinois)
• How To Use Trash to Help Crops Grow (filmed on Len Corzine's farm in Illinois)
• How To Gather 50,000 Eggs A Day (filmed with Ron Campbell at Opal Foods in Missouri)
"People know what farmers generally do, but not exactly how they do it. The opportunity to spend time on a farm alongside a farmer is not one that most people get," said Randy Krotz, CEO of USFRA.
"This new online video series brings the farm to your living room, office, kitchen, classroom, mobile device -- anywhere you are. Americans have so many questions about food production and the first videos in this series can help address some of those by showing just how farmers are growing and raising food."
Snyder, a mom of two based in Kansas City, visited four Midwest farms to learn more about each of the farms. The videos also highlight new technology used on farms and ranches today, and address common misconceptions about food production.