Becca Ferry, urban mom turned farmer and rancher, took to KSL Studio 5 to connect with local Utahns and to promote farmers in Utah. Utah Farm Bureau Women's Committee asked Becca to share her story on the segment as part of their agricultural education outreach to families in Utah, which airs on Tuesday, August 8 at 11 a.m. You can watch the program live by clicking HERE, or at https://studio5.ksl.com when the video is uploaded.
Becca grew up in several major metropolitan areas (Chicago/London/Los Angeles), and yet now lives on a farm in Corinne, near Brigham City. She shared many lessons she has learned and the value of agriculture in everyday living. She is a mom and she is teaching her children about hard work and responsibility. They are learning to care for the land and for the animals.
She talked about how people can connect to agriculture, and to farmers & ranchers, and to their food, through things like farmers markets, through digital connections, and through the sharing of stories. People want to know where their food comes from and farmers and rancher want to share that with them. Farm families like hers tell their story to the world via technology and face-to-face interactions.
Becca was also one of the finalists of the ‘Farm Mom of the Year’ contest, which was sponsored by the agriculture company Monsanto. She won the Southwest region of that contest, and had some great experiences with that back east, and in making a donation to the Brigham City Food Bank.
Lastly, she talked about books that can be shared with kids during the summer, and ‘Back to school” time, using Farm Bureau’s "Share a Book" program. This can help families, and teachers, connect to farmers and ranchers in their classrooms.
As part of the segment, Utah Farm Bureau is giving away 5 free accurate agriculture books. To claim one of these books please call 801-233-3010.