Traveling across the country and living out of suitcases and hotel rooms, 6-8 months out of the year isn't easy but there is a reason. That reason is to try and gain respect for some of the most important people in our lives...the farmer. I discovered that reason by hearing about farm kids being looked down upon and teased by their classmates. That is when Thank A Farmer was born.
When I looked at how the importance of a farmers was taught to kids I knew something had to be done that better engaged them. I created a magic show around products kids use everyday and then connected it back to the farmer and the farm. Of course, once they know what comes from the farm, they "Thank A Farmer" to get the magic to work. It's a fun way to educate and they learn without even realizing it.
We also created books, "Fun Farm Facts to Fool Your Family & Other Fine Folks" that are written for the reader to now become the teacher. The books have been used across the country by Ag folks who are presenting their own Ag programs to kids and need some fun engaging facts.
Thank A Farmer took what was a negative situation and created positive learning experiences. Our goal is to reach even more children Nationwide with Thank A Farmer programs.
Watch a interview on Minnesota Public TV