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Farm mom highlights Missouri agriculture through tourism

Becky Moreland talks agriculture with farm visitors

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

A Missouri farm mom opened up her family’s operation to visitors to engage in discussion about agriculture.

Becky Moreland and her husband Matt run a farm in Cass County, Missouri with Matt’s family. It consist of about 150 dairy cows, fields of corn and soybeans, and a small operation of cow-calf beef cattle.

On top of that, they run an agritourism operation called Red Barn Ranch where visitors can pick their own fruits and vegetables.

Moreland says many visitors come from Kansas City and a main topic of discussion is agriculture.

“I never realized how interested people were in how farming works until we opened our pumpkin patch,” she told Missouri Farmer Today. “They had really great questions and wanted to learn.”

Moreland is involved with CommonGround, a group of more than 100 women farmers who address food concerns that consumers have. She participated in a video called “Ask a Farmer,” where she and other farmers approached consumers in a grocery store to speak with them about agriculture and the labels that appear on foods.

“It gets really intimidating because they don’t know what all that means,” she said. “They can’t help what they don’t know.”

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