River-Friendly Hoosier farms earn kudos for efforts of conservation
The River-Friendly Farmer Award, granted to water-conservative farmers each year, was bestowed on 49 farming families by the Indiana Assoc. of Soil and Water Conservation (IASWC) in the final week of this year’s Indiana State Fair.
Selling farm products directly to consumers benefits both consumers and farmers. Direct farm sales let consumers purchase fresh local products ordinarily not available to them, while allowing growers and producers to capture more of the food dollar than they would by selling to distributors.