Monthly Archives: March 2015

WHEN ALL THE FARMERS RETIRE, WHO IS LEFT?

I’m quite certain that if you closed your eyes and imagined a farmer in your head, these are some of the words that would describe him. male hard-working dedicated tired brave sweaty early riser trustworthy old I know, because I … Continue reading

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WARM CHIPOTLE MAPLE CORN & ASPARAGUS SALAD

Easter is coming up, and you are no doubt planning your menu.  Don’t forget to add the corn!!!   Yes, you’ll hear no disagreement from your family when you add this to the Easter buffet.  But remember, the sweet corn … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

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OF COURSE CONSUMERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW …

Foods should be labeled.  Customers have a right to know what they are eating.  Yes. But what happens when the labels customers demand don’t make purchasing decisions easier?  What happens when what you think you want actually backfires and makes … Continue reading

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WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT FARMING TODAY? TECHNOLOGY!

This video shares just the tiniest glimpse into the technology today’s farmers use on a daily basis. Gone are the days of farmers who knew little beyond how to put a seed in the ground and watch it grow. Today’s … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO BE A FARMER’S DAUGHTER

1. Everyone that you talk to thinks that you’ve never seen a Starbucks and you only eat what you grow. Contrary to popular belief, farmers are pretty much exactly like you.  We may not have a Starbucks on every corner, … Continue reading

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FARMERS WITH FEET ON THE HILL

A quick visit to Washington, DC this week for these farmers, a visit that included lobbying for a national GMO labeling bill, advocating for Congress NOT to open up the Farm Bill, and asking for funding for pre engineering funds … Continue reading

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#TBT PROPOSAL DAY: FARM KID STYLE

Hey guys, did you know tomorrow is Proposal Day? If you need some sweet ideas, check out our post from last year: For those of you who don’t know, today (March 20th) is proposal day. This also happens to be … Continue reading

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE AG DAY

In case you didn’t know, today is the greatest day of the year: IT’S NATIONAL AG DAY! Whether you are directly involved in agriculture or not, here are 5 ways that you can celebrate today: Thank a farmer! Even if … Continue reading

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DAILY LIFE OF AN AGRICULTURE COLLEGE STUDENT

I’ve always have wanted to tell someone what a typical day in the life of a college student is… especially an agriculture student. I find that I and other agriculture students have a different outlook on life than the typical … Continue reading

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