There are many factors that influence food-purchasing decisions, including the methods used to grow and raise food. Increasingly, consumers are hearing they should be concerned about the size of farms, and may be making purchasing decisions without understanding how food is grown and raised on farms of any size. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will address the differences, and similarities, between large and small farms, at its next Food Dialogues® event, which will be held in Boston at The State Room on Thursday, October 24. The event will stream live online at www.FoodDialogues.com.
Timed to Food Day, the Food Dialogues: Boston event, “Farm Size: Does It Really Matter?” will feature a panel of farmers, ranchers and food pundits, including moderator Alan Bjerga (noted food author and Bloomberg News reporter) and Michael Jacobson (Food Day founder and executive director, Center for Science in the Public Interest).
The panel will explore farm size and ownership and will explore how media and popular culture can impact how both large and small farms are perceived by consumers.