--Free event, open to public                 

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      A global perspective on the impact of technology on agriculture will be discussed at the November 10 “Today’s Agriculture, Feeding the World” Symposium hosted by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation.  The event will be held at the Little America in Cheyenne in conjunction with the 2011 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. 

            Dr. Gary Sides presents an entertaining, science based and global view of how we use technology to feed the world.  Dr. Sides will speak from 8:15-9:45 a.m. and the forum is open to the public. 

            “We all understand our own industries, but often overlook learning about other industries,” said Ken Hamilton, Wyoming Farm Bureau executive vice president.  “We invite the general public to attend and gain an increased understanding of one of the largest industries in Wyoming.”

            In most of the United States, because of our use of technology, we don’t worry about being deprived of food.  We can golf, go to movies, take a vacation, drive our kids to soccer games or watch a football game with friends because we don’t have to work day and night to grow our own food thanks to agriculture.

            “This is a great opportunity to be reminded how lucky we are to have a culture here in America,” He concluded.  “We don’t have to worry about growing our own food thanks to farmers and ranchers.”

            Contact kclark@wyfb.org or 307.532.2002 with questions.

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization. The primary goals of the organization are to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.