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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