Month: March 2012

AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer

If there’s any group of farmers that relies on independent and local marketing in today’s food trade, it’s organic and local farmers. Today I feature Delvin Farms, an organic producer from Nashville, Tennessee. One of the great things about agriculture and food in this country is that we are able to afford food choices. Although […]

Gotta Love the Family

It’s a funny thing with family. We’ll spend our entire childhood fighting tooth and hammer, dreaming the day we get away. Then as soon as everyone starts going their separate ways, things change. We can spend an entire weekend together and getting along pretty well (for the most part). I was excited to spend the […]

AgProud: Meat Producers part of Global Food

What is Agriculture? Who does it affect? David Hayden does a great job of explaining these things and more on his blog. Fellow Oklahoma State Cowboy, David joins me today and shares why he is proud to be a part of the community bringing us safe, quality meat products. It’s another part of my month-long […]

AgProud: Alabama Peanut Farmers Share The Experience

Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter sandwich or some roasted peanuts in the shell? Unless of course you have an allergy, just about everyone consumes peanuts or their oil. So have you ever met a peanut farmer? I’m lucky to have Jillian Etress on my blog today. She and her husband Jared farm peanuts, […]

AgProud: The Farm Veterinarian

What does it take to care for the animals that will one day become food on our plates? This California veterinarian does a great job of sharing that story, and I am very glad to have them as a part of my month-long series highlighting the diversity of modern agriculture. Why are YOU Agriculture Proud? […]

AgProud: Family Dairy Farming

What’s it like to be on the same land your family has farmed on since the 1800s? Trent Bown knows and it’s something to make him Agriculture Proud. I’m excited to have this Utah family dairy farmer featured on my month-long series about the diversity of Agriculture. He does a great job showing how a […]

AgProud: Louisiana Sugarcane

Where does sugar come from? Did you first consider a farmer? Did you say Louisiana? Did you know these farmers make more than one harvest each year? These are just a few of the things 6th generation sugar cane farmer Wilson Judice will share with us today. He is definitely proud to be a part […]

AgProud: Harned’s Drive-In

Have you ever considered restaurants as a part of Agriculture? Celeste Harned gives us a peek at her experience on both sides of the fence. Oh and by the way, Celeste and her husband Aaron are new parents as of yesterday! So stop by her blog and give her a shout out or send well […]

AgProud: North Dakota Sunflower Farmer

Have you ever met a Sunflower Farmer? Well I have one for ya today! Mark Rohrich joins us today from North Dakota! He’s a great example of how farmers across the country maintain diversity in their operations. This is another part of my month-long series asking farmers, ranchers, and consumers why they are proud to […]

Getting Involved In Campus Food Policy

Food Policy …definitely not something I consider in my daily vocabulary, but a conversation we should all be a part of. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I should consider myself a ‘foodie’ (term used loosely). I spend every day concerned about my food. I think about where it comes, learning […]

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