By Jennifer Archibald
KEYSTONE, S.D. — Food unites us all — whether it’s laughing with friends at a backyard BBQ, catching up at a local restaurant, cooking a holiday meal with family, or coming together to address concerns about food security — food brings us together.
Rancher and radio host of Loos Tales, Trent Loos, has a passion for agriculture and sharing the story of food production. He organized Bridging America: How Food Security Unites Us All held Monday at Watson City Park in Keystone. He brought speakers from all walks of life together to discuss solutions to the nation’s current problems facing food security.
“We wanted to name it Bridging America because the moral of the story is that we’ve become so divided, we become so divisive with even in our own families. And so rural and urban. I’m sixth generation United States farmer. We have people here from urban America. And I thought how appropriate that we have an event called Bridging America when we come together at a time when food security is a challenge,” said Loos.
Guest speakers included Dr. Mollie James, general surgeon and activist for medical freedom; John Bolin, former U.S. Marshall; Amanda Radke, South Dakota rancher, author and speaker; Kevin Jenkins, Co-founder of Urban Global Health Alliance and Co-chairman of the Zelenko Freedom Foundation; and Theresa Thibodeau, 2022, Nebraska gubernatorial candidate. The Wall of Honor — a Bismarck,
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