Ohio pig farmer and blogger Lauren Schwab Eyre is Culver’s next #FarmingFridays guest. On Friday, August 2, she will be sharing her story across Culver’s social media platforms in an effort to increase awareness of farming.
Eyre is a freelance journalist and is employed on her family’s 1,200-sow farrow-to-wean swine farm in Somerville, Ohio. She works as the farrowing house manager on their farm that raises 30,000 pigs each year. She documents her life as a farmer on her blog, Farm Girl With Curls. She also served as a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Face of Farming from 2016-2018 .
“I believe in the importance of sharing what I do on the farm,” Eyre says. “I care about our animals so much and I want people to see that. I love when people react positively to a picture of a piglet on a family farm who not only cares about the animal but makes sure it's raised to provide a healthy and safe protein source for people all around the world.”
In 2016, Culver’s created #FarmingFridays because every person involved with farming has a story to tell. Utilizing social media, Culver's profiles influential people who are passionate about educating others about the agricultural industry and feeding a growing population.
The fall lineup of #FarmingFridays includes:
• Sept. 20, Daniel Foster: Foster is an associate professor at Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, where he teaches agricultural teacher education and works on the department’s Global Teach Ag initiative.
• Oct. 18, Tara Vander Dussen: Vander Dussen is a dairy farmer and environmental scientist. She shares her unique perspective on agriculture through her blog, New Mexico Milkmaid.
“We feel it’s important to celebrate and support the hard work that goes into providing our country with food,” said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager at Culver’s. “By shining a light on the different roles that exist in agriculture, we’re hoping to ignite a passion in our guests for supporting agricultural education, too.”
Follow #FarmingFridays and check out Culver’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts to learn more.
#FarmingFridays is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project, which supports agricultural education programs that promote smart farming as a way to help ensure the future food supply. To date, Culver’s and its guests have donated over $2 million to agricultural education efforts, such as the National FFA Organization.
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