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Kids will get to meet Farmer Brown at FM2 on 24 June 2017

Kid's learn the answer to, "Hamburgers grow on trees, don't they?" and other interesting facts about where our food comes from
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By Barbara Armitage


On Saturday June 24, 2017, there's going to be a new farmer in town.

Farmer Brown will be performing throughout the day at the Farmers Market on the Square in Columbia as part of Kid's Nutrition Day at the market.

Farmer Browns raps about everything from tilling to fertilizer. He's a super cool dude that kids can relate to - he makes farming and understanding where our food comes from exciting and fun. Farmer Brown is focused on the future. "I don't expect them to wake up one morning and decide to be a farmer. But if they have a positive view of farming early on, as they get older, they may remember one of the kooky little songs from Farmer Brown," Trevor Claiborn, Farmer Brown's creator said. "I'm an optimist. There's nothing wrong with being prepared."


Trevor Claiborn first imagined the character "Farmer Brown" when his young niece remarked that hamburgers "grew on trees". Until that moment his heart was in the entertainment business. Sometime fate and future have a way of intertwining and sending you in a totally new direction. Claiborn made an about face and is now an Agricultural Systems graduate from Kentucky State University and is currently working toward a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences.

Traveling throughout the southeast his mission is to entertain and educate young people. Even kids growing up in rural Kentucky are often 3 generations away from the farm, away from knowing how food is raised. "A lot of kids in rural areas aren't any more connected to agriculture and farming and knowing where our food comes from than inner city kids," he said.

Claiborn entertains as he educates what he hopes will be a new generation of farmers.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Kid's Nutrition Day at the Farmers Market on the Square, Saturday 8am - 1pm CT on the corner of Campbellsville St. and Merchant St. Across the street from the Columbia City Hall and next door to the Judicial Center.

Join us for a day focused on the health and nutrition of our children. There will be activities, entertainment, free breakfast and lunch for kids at the Square Meals Cafe, and lots of special surprises too.

Farmer Brown is brought to you curtsey of WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the Farmers Market on the Square. For additional information contact Barbara Armitage at 270.250.2979.


This story was posted on 2017-06-11 07:10:41
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Hamburgers grow on trees, don't they?



2017-06-11 - Corner of Merchant and Campbellsville Streets, Columbia, KY .
Trevor Claiborn first imagined the character "Farmer Brown" when his young niece remarked that hamburgers "grew on trees". He is now an Agricultural Systems graduate from Kentucky State University and is currently working toward a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences. Traveling throughout the southeast, Claiborn entertains as he educates what he hopes will be a new generation of farmers.

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