FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2005 Contact: Sandy Courtnage
Follow the Food Path with Montana Farmers Union
GREAT FALLS, MT – The Montana Farmers Union’s 6th annual “Farm-to-Table” consumer awareness tour is scheduled for August 10th. With the goal of educating consumers about agriculture and tangibly illustrating the food path from the farm to the table, this tour showcases Montana’s number one industry for educators, business people, members of the media, and public officials.
The tour begins and ends in Great Falls, with participants traveling by bus to all tour stops. This year’s agenda includes a stop at a working farm, a visit to IMC, the malting plant north of Great Falls, and a visit to Busch Agricultural Resources and its barley test plots near Fairfield.
A ‘farmer’s share’ lunch will be served in Fairfield, where participants will learn how much income an agricultural producer receives out of the total cost of the lunch. As in the past, education renewal credits from the Office of Public Instruction will be available for teachers who participate, and curriculum ideas will be a part of the program.
Pre-registration is required with a nominal fee of $10 being charged. To register call the Montana Farmers Union office at 406-452-6406. The “Farm-to-Table” tour is made possible by a grant from the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee and the Montana Farmers Union.