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TODAY SHOW AT BLOOMSBURY FARM

One local farm recently nabbed the attention of a popular NBC morning show and will soon get a moment in the national spotlight.

Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins hosted a crew from “The Today Show” over the weekend. The show’s crew toured the more than 3,000-acre farm filled with a pumpkin patch, zip-line, the Sugar Shack and acres of corn and soybeans.

“We were pretty surprised,” said Karen Petersen of when she found out the show would feature her farm. Petersen and her husband, David, own Bloomsbury Farm and Petersen Farm, a fifth-generation family operation.

Petersen said the show’s producers said the show will focus on traditional farms, like hers, that are venturing into alternative agricultural business — agri-tourism — and making their farm available for the masses. The segment would feature farms from across the country and will air sometime in October.

Agri-tourism is considered as activities provided by a local farm or agricultural operation to help involved and educate the public.

– See more at: http://hooplanow.com/2013/10/13/bloomsbury-farm-to-appear-on-the-today-show/#sthash.CXkEWdzT.dpuf

Lets hope they don’t use any footage in a show, that would be commercial use 😉 Thanks very much to Steve Zeets for the news tip.

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