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FarmScape coming to Missouri

Will take place on Saturday, September 12th

By Diego Flammini,

The city of St. Louis, Missouri, is known for many things, including the St. Louis Cardinals, The Gateway Arch and The Jewel Box.

On Saturday, September 12th, 2015 beginning at 10am, Ballpark Village, located next to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, will be turned into a celebration of Missouri agriculture.

Known as FarmScape, the daylong event brings the farm to the city. Visitors will be able to get a close-up look of farm equipment, interact with Missouri farmers and livestock, and be able to look at the crops, fruits and vegetables the farmers work tirelessly to produce.

Little girl with a cow

“FarmScape is a unique opportunity for us to bring rural agriculture to an urban community,” said Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce. “As urban consumers become farther and farther removed from the farm, they often have less of an understanding of where and how their food is grown. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share the story of Missouri’s farm families at such an outstanding venue.”

Another feature of FarmScape will be the “My Farm, My Story” video presentation. It will feature some of Missouri’s cattle, hog, soybean, poultry and other farmers talking about the dedication and passion they, along with other farm families, demonstrate to provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported there are 97,000 farms in Missouri, spanning more than 28 million acres of land.

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