Category Archives: Food

TOP POSTS OF 2016 #4: 6 THINGS ABOUT FARMING I DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL

[Originally published: February 23, 2016] We all love our teachers, but looking back there are things we wish somebody had told us. Here are six things about agriculture that I wish were taught in school. Food is not easy to … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION TO AG: WHY IT SHOULD BE A GEN ED COURSE

My junior year of college at Illinois State University, I shared an apartment with four other girls. One of the girls, Cailyn, was an agriculture major from a small town just like myself. The other three girls were non-agriculture majors … Continue reading

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PORK POWER!

Who doesn’t love a good home-cooked meal around the holidays? My favorite things to enjoy with my family are ham and mashed potatoes. Many branches of the agriculture industry in Illinois team up for the holidays to make sure everyone … Continue reading

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FIVE FARMS FACTS THAT INSPIRE GRATITUDE

As I sit down with my family at Thanksgiving this year, I will look around at all the food laid out in front of me. Mom’s mashed potatoes. Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Aunt’s green bean casserole. All prepared with love for … Continue reading

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NEW REPORT KNOCKS THE STUFFING OUT OF ‘FOOD VS. FUEL’ TURKEYS

Some interesting data on the correlation between increasing amounts of corn used for ethanol and food prices.  You may remember that corn was blamed for the increase in food prices several years ago and the ag industry responded that food … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CANDY CORN

Halloween is on Monday and what better way to celebrate than explore how much corn is in candy corn? The people over at USDA-NASS did the leg work for us by making this graphic, so thanks to them!

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HOW GMOs ENTER THE MARKETPLACE

We talk a lot about food and food labels and how we wish all Americans felt comfortable buying all kinds of food (because all of it is safe!), but maybe we haven’t talked enough about how much some of your … Continue reading

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AG-IFY YOUR HEALTH CLASS LESSON

It’s pretty simple to incorporate another subject into whatever lesson you are teaching. We do it all the time in agriculture education without even thinking about it. For example, in a BSAA (biological science applications in agriculture) class we practice … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PROGRESS

 

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#TBT: TOP 10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT OCTOBER

[Originally posted: October 13, 2014] October in my book, is one of the best months of the year.  And with the help of our Pinterest page, here is why: Pumpkins – This seems to be one of those things that … Continue reading

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