Producer/Host: MOFGA – Melissa White Pillsbury
Topic: Teaching Kids about Food and Farming
Why is it important to educate youth on farming and agriculture?
What programs & opportunities exist for Maine youth to learn about food & farming?
What’s happening on Friday at the Common Ground Fair for kids/school groups?
Ellie Libby, Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair Director, MOFGA
Issue: Farm and Food Policy
Program Name: Common Ground
Broadcast Date: 11.4.11
Broadcast Time: 10-11 am
Program Topic: Farm & Food Policy
Key Discussion Points:
a) Local Foods Act, HR 3286
b) Farm insurance
c) Building local markets for food
Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
B) Brian Snyder, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
C ) Katie Green, Cheryl Wixson, Russell Libby
Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Russell Libby
Engineer: Amy Browne