Local farmer to speak about food safety

Local farmer to speak about food safety

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 8:01 pm

Consumers are increasingly worried about the safety of the food they eat. Media can hear directly from a local farmer about what practices today’s farmers are using to ensure they are providing consumers with high-quality, safe food products while protecting the environment.
As a family farmer, Sam Hancock knows firsthand the commitment it takes to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food for today’s consumers. Hancock and his family run Hancock Family Farms, a hog farm in Fulton, Tenn. He is also a watershed watch volunteer and helps his community protect its natural resources for future generations.
Hancock will give a presentation to the Martin Kiwanis Club at noon  on Wednesday, May 11 in Room 206 A and B of the UT Martin Boling University Center about how farmers like he work every day to produce high-quality products by having good farm management practices and using advanced environmental practices.
 Hancock and his family depend on clean and safe water, air and land to raise healthy animals, produce pork and grow 3,200 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans. Hancock has volunteered for a number of agricultural organizations in his area and has served on the Hickman/Fulton County Economic Development Board.  
 This is a great opportunity to hear from a local farmer. Interviews and photos will be available.  
 For more information, contact Hana Bieliauskas at hana.bieliauskas@foodintegrity.org or 816-556-3154.

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