Category Archives: Food
[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
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
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
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
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
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!