Advocate for farm friendly regulations in your community by speaking up at meetings of local boards and commissions. Letting municipal officials know that non-farming residents value agriculture can go a long way.
Enjoy the natural surroundings that local farms support. While there may be some occasional inconveniences in living near a farm – like getting stuck behind a tractor on your way to work – remind yourself of the benefits that farms bring to your community and family. Open space, scenery, wildlife habitat, fresh fruits and vegetables and cleaner soil, air, and water to name a few.Visit one of your area farms and enjoy the benefits of having farm neighbors.
Learn about the agricultural practices of your farming neighbor. The more you know, the more supportive you can be.