The Chautauqua Auditorium in Shelbyville is holding a program on August 20th where people can find out what is going on in the agriculture industry and what they should expect to happen in the near future. The program is called “Seeding Change? The Future of Our Farm and Communities,” and hits on the fact, that what is going on with farms will affect how our communities are. Diana Roberts, President of the Shelbyville Farmers Market Association, explained why she'll be a speaker and said this program allows people to get in touch with their local farmers, so they can ask questions, become informed with how things are grown, and become educated on what technologies are being used in today's farming.
Matt Meachem, Program Coordinator for Access for Illinois Humanities, said his humanities organization is interested in being a part of this program because Illinois Humanities is a culturally focused organization, and agriculture in Illinois is a culture of it's own.
There will be free food that is locally made at the program this weekend as well as free entertainment. “Seeding Change? The Future of Our Farms and Communities” is on August 20th and starts that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Roberts and Meachem appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.