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Iowa farm family highlights National Ag Week discussing food, farming with diners

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Date Modified: 03/28/2013 9:02 PM

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URBANDALE — Iowans will celebrate the culmination of National Ag Week at an event featuring an Iowa farm family at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale on March 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Family farmers Chris and Nicole Domino, of Storm Lake, will answer questions about farming and Iowa's role in turkey production at "Talkin' Farming at the Shed," sponsored by the Iowa Food and Family Project and Iowa Turkey Federation.

"Talkin' Farming at the Shed" is held throughout the year showcasing different farmers and areas of agriculture.

"We understand that people have questions about their food and, as a farmer, I want to be a resource for them and help them feel confident in their food purchasing decisions," said Chris. "I enjoy talking about the tradition our family has raising turkeys and why I enjoy farming with my father and family. We work in a sustainable cycle of buying local soybeans and corn to feed our turkeys and working with a processor located in Storm Lake. It's a great story, and I'm looking forward to sharing it."

Iowa's turkey industry provides an annual economic impact of $1.5 billion. The industry has the capacity to produce more than 14.5 million turkeys annually.

The Iowa Food and Family Project was created by the Iowa Soybean Association and is dedicated to creating greater awareness, understanding and trust between consumers and farmers through personal engagement and advocacy.

For more information, go to www.machineshed.com and www.iowafoodandfamily.com.