Farm Bureau Members “Tell Farm Story” on Food Checkout Day

Gary Cooper Florida, General, Nursery Crops

2009 Marion County FL Farm Bureau President Chris ReeseCounty Farm Bureau Members offer prepared food snacks to shoppers in Ocala, FL In Ocala in Marion County, Florida, local Farm Bureau members host a “Food Checkout Day” event at a local SweetBay supermarket, paying for the groceries for one lucky shopper each hour during the promotion to help make a point. In these reports, Marion County Farm Bureau President Chris Reese says there is good reason the event takes place in February, and that consumers often do not realize how little a percentage of overall shopping costs actually go toward food.