OFB kicks off 2013 growing season blog
The second annual Oklahoma Farm Bureau Harvest Watch blog season is set to start Feb. 11.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Harvest Watch blog website will feature regular updates from six farm families as they experience the everyday joys and disappointments of planting and harvesting a crop and feeding and caring for livestock. Updates will continue through the fall and conclude with harvest.
The six farm families, each represent a different region of Oklahoma, include Zach and Amy Harris, Hobart; Brandon and Carrie Webb, Canton; Matt and Lisa Graves, Gate; Kenneth and Debbie Fisher, Bristow; Brent and Myndi Bolen, Idabel; and Greg and Mary Leonard, Afton.
“We encourage teachers and their students to follow the regular updates on the website as a way to learn more about our modern agriculture production,” said Mike Spradling, Oklahoma Farm Bureau president.
The Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program is helping promote the blog.
“When students can make a connection from what is going on in the classroom to what is going on outside the classroom, learning takes place,” said Dana Bessinger, coordinator of teacher training for the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program. “What is more relevant to children than their food, clothing, and shelter? All provided by Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. The blog provided that connection first hand!”
In addition to school children, the news media and general public also are invited to join the farm families on their journey through the 2013 growing season.