EDINBURG – On Sunday, June 5, the Museum of South Texas History will host Texas Farm Bureau representative Cynthia Wolfe from 2 to 4 p.m. as she gives her presentation, Addressing Misconceptions about Agriculture.  Wolfe tackles common misconceptions fueled by popular media and sheds truth on agricultural practices in our region.

Texas Farm Bureau is a non-profit, grassroots organization whose mission is "To be the Voice of Texas Agriculture."  Wolfe said, “It is important that the Texas Farm Bureau continues to educate the public on agricultural practices since the average U.S. citizen is three or more generations removed from farming.”  During the program, Wolfe will provide answers to questions such as: “Does organic food use pesticides and synthetic fertilizer?” and “Are fresh and raw vegetables healthier and more nutritious than those cooked, canned, or frozen?” 

Wolfe is no stranger to the Museum of South Texas History.  For the past several years, she has brought the Texas Farm Bureau’s Mobile Learning Barn to one of the museum’s most anticipated events, Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day.  Programs and Special Events Officer, Melissa Tijerina said, “We are happy to have Ms. Wolfe back at the museum for her own Sunday Speaker program focusing on agricultural practices.  It is a perfect complement to the River Crossroads exhibition focusing on the agricultural development of the Rio Grande Valley in the 20th century.” 

The Sunday Speaker Series is included in the regular museum admission.  FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. For information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956-383-6911 or visit www.mosthistory.org.  The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.