Consumers have become more active in learning where their food comes from, farmers have become more active at opening the gates to their farms and showing you where food comes from. But what if you could step foot on a farm. Actually drive a tractor, enjoy the smells of the farm (OK, maybe some aren't so enjoyable) and touch a cow? All of this is being promised in the It Starts in Iowa "Be Our Guest - Be a Farmer" contest.
|One of the Iowa Farm Families|
excited to meet you.
- Air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodations;
- Personal, guided tours of several farms;
- An opportunity to visit with several farmers, participate in farm “chores,” drive a tractor and join a farm family for a made-from-scratch dinner! and
- Free admission to the 2011 Iowa State Fair (to be held Aug. 11-21) where you can stroll through the 445-acre grounds, take in shows, enjoy almost every food imaginable and see the Big Bull and Big Boar!
Just follow this link to enter!
Sure it may not be a trip to Disneyland or an all inclusive vacation on a beach, but isn't important for your children to see the hands that are feeding them. That food doesn't come from a grocery store, but is grown in dirt or pastures? Let me know if you enter, and good-luck!