photos provided by POLK COUNTY FARM BUREAU
On February 11, the Polk County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers set up an information booth at the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Market in honor of Florida Farm Bureau Federation Food Check-Out Week. Kateland Raney, Benjamin Putnam, Ryan Divine, Shelby Buchanan (daughter Penelope), and Peyton Parker manned the booth.
Patrons who stopped by had the chance to spin the wheel and answer true/false questions related to the agriculture industry. This allowed YF&R members to answer common food misconceptions and led to conversation about the importance of buying Fresh From Florida items. The YF&R thanked visitors for stopping at the booth by giving them Farm Bureau promotional items, information about membership with the Farm Bureau, and some even received $10 Publix gift cards to help them with their next Fresh From Florida purchase.