Growing freshness from the ground up

Growing freshness from the ground up

Advocacy

Growing freshness from the ground up

         A standby vegetable I can count on to remain fresh in my pantry for a long time is the potato, thanks to the science in growing these tubers. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes, twice-baked potatoes or potato soup? It seems potatoes have gotten a bad rap because of French fries and chips; potatoes actually…

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What does the food bullying playground look like?

Imagine a $5.75 trillion playground with 40,000 pieces of equipment. Wouldn’t it be overwhelmingly grandiose and likely more than you could comprehend? What would your elaborate playground include? Mine would likely have a jetted tub, pretty dairy cattle, a chocolate fountain, a basketball hoop, spin bikes, beautiful flowers, great music, a beach with crashing waves,…

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Is organic or conventional food better? What about farming?

As a mother, I am particularly protective of my choice on how to feed my family. Aren’t you? I’ve made nutritional choices for my daughter since the day she was conceived and slowly turned those over to her as she learned the value of nutrition. I don’t need any government agency, farmer or media limiting…

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To my 4-H daughter…

“The days are long, but the years are short” is never so true as it is for a 4-H mom, though you won’t understand that for awhile. We’re heading to the fair with your beloved moos today and I’m sure it will be some of the very best days of the year, but also push…

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Caring for animals with a conscience

         People who care for animals do so with a conscience – we consider it an honor and privilege to do so. We give medication accordingly – with a conscience. However, farm size doesn’t change the care, concern and human conscience that goes into responsible animal care. If you’ve ever stood with a farm animal…

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