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Who's your farmer? Organic campaign comes to Bennington

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BENNINGTON -- A group of young organic farmers stopped at Bennington College Tuesday to talk with students about the importance of understanding where the food they eat comes from and the benefits of eating organic.

The event, which included one-on-one discussions, games, information about organic farming and a presentation, was part of Organic Valley's Generation Organic 2010 "Who's Your Farmer?" tour that's hitting campuses across the Northeast on its way to the nation's capital.

"What we want to do first and foremost is educate our eaters on the benefit of organic food and organic farming and getting them to become conscious about the decisions they're making," said Casey Knapp, a 21-year-old Cornell University student who is also a fifth-generation farmer at his family's diversified organic dairy farm, Cobblestone Valley, in Preble, N.Y.

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