This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Utah Farm Bureau has more than 32,000 member families in every county in Utah and stands as an advocate for agriculture. Chief Executive Officer Spencer Gibbons is here to talk about what they do.
Making sure farmers can keep doing what they love to do, so the rest of us can eat, is central to what the Utah Farm Bureau Federation has been doing for more than 100 years. But we face challenges: a fast-growing population, increasing obstacles to food production, and the ever-present challenges of Mother Nature. Lucky for us, hard work is nothing new for Farm Bureau members.
For our staff, we provide a great deal of information to the State Legislature, as well as working with local and county governments, helping them understand the intricacies of farming and how to keep it economically sustainable. We also help farmers navigate current issues – like drought, advocate for property rights, and providing leadership and professional training.
For the public, connecting with farmers and ranchers has never been easier. You can do so at farmers markets, on social media, or by visiting our website UtahFarmBureau.org. On that website you’ll see how you can connect to the ‘Miracle of Agriculture’.
Two years ago the Utah Farm Bureau created the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation which has since provided more than 1.5 million pounds of nutritious food to over 41,000 Utah families. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.