Growing up on the near north side of Chicago, I imagined farms as far-off mythical places of no relevance to me. Now I’ve come to realize that agriculture is a necessary part of our economic landscape. Two of my children are homeschoolers, which means lots of hands-on learning and field trips. Some of my favorites include wildlife restoration days at our local forest preserve and visiting Chicago museums.
Why I'm touring farms
I want to help others experience the relevance of farming in their daily lives. Some of us only get to see the farm as the product of its work, so I really want to understand more about what life is like for farm families, and how alike or different we might be.