The Luna County 4-H Council, with support from the local Farm Bureau, shopped this week as part of the “Our Food Link” program, a national Farm Bureau program designed to reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture.
Farm Bureau officials say this outreach is more important than ever because the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm.
In fact, farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population.
The Luna County 4-H Council again sponsored a non-perishable food drive, with donated items going to The Healing House, Deming's domestic violence shelter.
And the Luna County Farm and Livestock Bureau and the Luna County 4-H Council donated cash to allow the 4-H members to shop for perishable items such as beef, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products for The Healing House.
The 4-H members spent $850 on perishable food during their shopping trip Tuesday.