ILLINOIS FARMER FEATURED IN CONSUMER OUTREACH
Grant Noland, a farmer from Decatur, IL and At Large Director on the Illinois Corn Growers Association, is featured in two new “Let’s Talk” videos featured on the Illinois Farm Families website (www.watchusgrow.org).
Noland’s videos focus on how farmers use technology to protect the environment and why genetically modified organisms are valuable to our modern food production systems.
“As a farmer, I feel it’s my primary responsibility to protect the land and the water. I want to pass down the land in a better state than I received it. I’m an eighth generation farmer and that’s very important to me. A couple of things we do on our farm for conservation practices would be soil testing and GPS,” says Noland in a video.
He goes on to explain how soil testing and GPS technologies make a huge impact in the environmental footprint of his family farm.
These videos are yet another opportunity for farmers to have conversations with non-farmers about how we are growing their food and fuel. In fact, the videos even model a conversation sitting around the dinner table – even though the farmers and non-farmers are miles away.
Check out Noland’s video on genetically modified organisms: