If Old McDonald is your idea of a farmer, you will want to listen to this episode featuring Emily Workman. Over 2.1 million farms dot America’s rural landscape and about 99 percent of U.S. farms are operated by families, individuals, family partnerships or family corporations. Because these farm and ranch families comprise just 2 percent of the U.S. population, many people today live their entire lives and never actually meet a real farmer or even see crops growing in a field. Farmer and ag specialist Emily Workman shares with Scott some of the truths behind what it takes to run a farm in a world where false information and propaganda can be spread with the click of a mouse on a computer or the touch of a finger on a mobile device. From GMOs and precision ag to education and raising a family on a farm, Emily’s first-hand knowledge will be fascinating to anyone who cares about how a growing population is fed and clothed today and will be in the future.
Also, go behind-the-scenes at Discovery Park of America with Hugh Wade and discover more about the World War II Jeep located in the Military Gallery. As an early volunteer, Wade played a significant leadership role in acquiring many of the unusual artifacts on display in the museum and heritage park.