Education was a major theme during the Peninsula Pride Farms annual meeting held at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg Wednesday. Over 120 people attended the event, which started off with updates on some of the different current farmer-led initiatives such as cover cropping. Educating consumers became a major focus of the morning after Peninsula Pride Farms announced member fields would receive signage with QR codes to allow people driving past an opportunity to learn more about the farm, what’s growing there, and the conservation practices taking place. Keynote speaker Ewell Smith covered the education-initiatives seafood producers on the Gulf Coast went through after information spread about their products possibly not being safe following hurricanes and oil spills. Peninsula Pride Farms President Don Niles says it was encouraging to see so many people attending the meeting and noticing their efforts.
The annual meeting concluded with breakout sessions covering a number of different topics and allowing farmers and other stakeholders a chance to share their ideas.