November 20, 2008

Videos take peak inside hog, dairy barns

The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN) has launched a new website - and with it comes some great new audio and video segments.

The videos take a peak inside Prairieland Dairy near Firth and a hog facility near Osceola. Both are owned and operated by farm families and both opened their doors to consumers in the past year.

Three dairy videos include interview segments with "city folk" who came to see how a modern dairy operates and to teach their kids where their food comes from. Lots of good stuff here, including how modern dairy farms benefit multiple families who live and and are involved in the local community. One video also talks about the dairy's environmental initiatives and recycling plan.

Two hog videos cover a bit of hog production and family life - and the opportunity that animal agriculture brings to farm families and the economic benefits for rural communities. The operator of this farm is the fifth generation here in Nebraska, and his family lives in the same house his parents lived in when they first got married.

When you check out the videos by clicking here, also note the audio files on the left side of the page. There are a lot of good interviews there.

The image above is of Kevin Peterson, the owner/operator of the hog facility featured in the videos.

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