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Is News Media Making Your Food Choices For You?

September 23, 2016

Sandwiched between news from Syria and the latest from the presidential campaign was a short segment about restaurant chains and their commitment to reducing and or eliminating meat from farms that may use antibiotics... Honestly, this isn’t another pity-party, angry rant, woe-is-agriculture, no-one-likes-farmers post. This is about the lost art of critical thinking and reading.

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Is News Media Making Your Food Choices For You?
How Fall-Crazed Are You? Take the Quiz.

How Fall-Crazed Are You? Take the Quiz.

September 23, 2016

Pumpkin spiced everything is upon us as the first official day of fall has come and gone. Fall means harvest time for farmers and fall treats for everyone else! How excited are you for the change of season?

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What's Cooking Wednesday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

September 21, 2016

Warm your belly and your soul with these irresistible layers of spaghetti sauce, fresh eggplant, and cheese. This recipe is brought to you by local produce farmers.

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What's Cooking Wednesday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Using Innovation to be Good Stewards of the Land

Using Innovation to be Good Stewards of the Land

September 19, 2016

I really enjoyed learning about the technology that is involved in modern farming. Who knew that a tractor and planter cost more than my house? Or that fertilizers and pesticides are used sparingly and variably on fields according to soil samples? Not I!

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