Harvest Desk
9:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Buffett: "Everybody Can Do Something" To Fight Hunger

Howard G. Buffett
Howard G. Buffett
Credit Peter Gray/WUIS

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett had several messages for his hometown crowd this week. Among them?  "Everybody who is physically able" can do something to fight hunger.

Buffett spoke Tuesday before signing copies of his latest book, 40 Chances, at a fundraising event for Decatur area charities.  

WUIS brings you into the conversation with Buffett here.  You can also listen to Mr. Buffett's full talk below, and read more about him from Harvest Public Media by clicking here.

Responding to Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Director Bob Flider, who asked about the outlook for Illinois family farmers in the next decade, Buffett said he is "pretty pessimistic".  You can click on the audio bar below to advance to Flider's question at 48 min. into the discussion with Bryan Byers.

IDOA Director Bob Flider responds to Howard G. Buffett's comments about family farming in Illinois: