The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program is funding the "Our Food Link" grants for 10 farm bureaus that will each receive $750.
The winners had to present a strong link between the food system and agriculture in a way which would be of interest to consumers. The year-round "Our Food Link" program connects farmers to consumers in new and creative ways.
"Congratulations to all the Farm Bureaus receiving grants," Sherry Saylor, chair of the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, said. "We look forward to seeing the creative ways they use the Our Food Link grants to engage with consumers."
The winners were: Butler County Farm Bureau from Kansas with the project entitled "The Foodie & the Farmer can be Friends; Sharing Farm to Fork"; the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, whose project was Bookshelves for Schools; the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation for the Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp Project; Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau from Michigan with the Farm to Family Radio Show; the Maine Farm Bureau, which will receive money for the Farm to Food Bank Parade project; the Michigan Farm Bureau with a project entitled "Michigan Grown, Michigan Great"; the Wabash County Farm Bureau in Indiana with the project "Farmers Who Care"; the Wyandotte County Farm Bureau in Kansas with a project entitled "Legislative Farm to Fork"; the Utah County Farm Bureau with "From Field to Fork: More at the Store" and the Utah Farm Bureau, whose project is a video contest with the subject "Honoring our Heritage, Preserving our Present, Forging our Future."