The Check-In: Farmers And Food Producers | KBIA

The Check-In: Farmers And Food Producers

Apr 22, 2020

Food is at the forefront of many Missourians' minds right now. For some, there’s nothing more anxiety-inducing than empty shelves at the grocery store.

But what many of us don’t think about is what’s going on behind the scenes — how all the intricate food processes that typically align so perfectly are being affected by the pandemic as much as individuals are. It’s difficult to overstate how important farmers are to the lives of every single Missourian. And just like the rest of us right now, they’re suffering.

Our guests:

Mary Hendrickson, rural sociologist and MU professor who specializes in sustainable agriculture and community food systems.

Marcia Shannon, MU professor and state swine Extension specialist.

Ray Massey, agricultural economist and MU Extension professor.

To hear the live show, tune in weekdays at noon. Also, you can leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.