Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a Ziploc bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for kids of all ages. What You’ll Need: • 1 tablespoon sugar • 1/2 cup milk or half & half • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla • 6 tablespoons rock salt • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc) • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag • Ice cubes 4 Simple...
The Shake Up: Fair Fare →
I am sure that all you readers out there have been to fair. County fairs and local carnivals are always fun, but they are NO comparison to the KY State Fair!! Let me tell you, this two week long event full of corn dogs, concerts, and carnival games is one of the best times of the summer. Although our fair is after school has already started, that doesn’t stop all the kids from coming. Amie...
On a personal note...
Happy Tuesday everyone! I am pretty lonely here in the office today without my partner in crime! Amie is on vacation this week so I am manning the intern desk down. I was thinking about what important issues I might tackle today, but as I sat watching the cursor flash I thought that I might just give you a little insight on what’s been going on lately. This past weekend I traveled north to...
Your Grocery List
In today’s world, going to the grocery store is a challenge. With so many options, new foods, and trends to eat “healthy” or “organic,” consumers are so bogged down with phrases they don’t understand that they don’t know what food to buy. There are many sites out there that attempt to explain what organic really is, but what about the rest? As a project for this intern, I have developed a list of...
We farm, YOU eat!
Amie here!! Today while scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I ran across this article posted from a friend of mine called “Does 4-H desensitize to killing?” Immediately my blood gets boiling as I imagine what crude and cruel comments that these folks would have to say about 4-H, the club that was my LIFE as a child. And of course, first line of the article was: 4-H stands for “head”,...
Where I come from
Hello all! Amie here.On Father’s Day I was traveling home from my grandparent’s farm and I just couldn’t get over how beautiful the drive was! Luckily, I had my camera and I was able to stop here and there and snap a few pictures!
To our faithful followers...
Jenni and I have been EXTREMELY busy lately with our internship and it has kept us from posting as much as we would like to. We do have a few posts that we are working on that should be up in the next few days so stay tuned! We promise to get back on track so that we can fill you all in on the current issues in the agriculture world! p.s. we have had nearly 600 visitors to our blog! We are...
Alltech's Future of Farming →
FFA - Preparing the Next Generation
The National FFA Organization is one of the largest youth organizations in the world. With approximately 523,309 members between the ages of 12-21, in 7,487 chapters in ALL 50 states, including Puerto Rice & the Virgin Islands, it is no surprise that have impacted the lives of thousands of young people – including myself. You might have read in my bio that I did not grow up on a farm, rather...
The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells...– John F. Kennedy
Everyone has seen or heard of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” where Jamie, Adam, and their faithful crew put to test some of the most common myths believed out there. Well, today Amie and I are putting our own myth to the test! The Pork Checkoff Report is a publication that we receive here in the office that is packed full of interesting information about the Pork Industry. Flipping...
Farmville: Virtual life to reality!
Just yesterday Jenni and I took a road trip to Louisville, KY to watch a documentary film called “Forks over Knives.” This film focuses on the claim that most of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. By NO means do I agree with the message that this film was trying to extend to those...
Did you know?
“At one time, much of our population was involved in farming – in 1940, the average farmer grew enough food for only 19 other people. And that was pretty close to enough.” “Today, since farmers only account for two percent of the American population, they have to work a lot harder to feed everyone – and they’re still doing a great job. In 2010, the average American farmer grew...
A Little Lesson for Everyone
Pelly’s Farm Fresh market is a perfect example of an Agritourism venue and the events they sponsor are helping promote Agriculture Education. These events are what agriculture is all about. Showing people where their food comes from and how they make it is critical to keeping the agriculture business successful. In talking with several of the event attendees it is evident that people do not...
Get "Fresh" With Us
The life of an intern is always busy! Running errands, making copies, stuffing envelopes, and taking out the trash are the normal duties of an intern. However, even though we do those things, we do so much more!!! That is why we have not been able to post in a couple of days. This past weekend we had the opportunity to travel to an Agritourism event in Smith’s Grove, Kentucky. Some of you...
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
Making a Difference
There are so many agriculture organizations out there that unless you know someone personally or are involved in a specific niche group, you may not have any idea about what the organizations really are. Last week we talked about a national agriculture women’s organization that is influencing lots of women across the country and so this week we decided to feature a Kentucky organization that is...
"48% of young Americans get their news from friends' Facebook posts."
What are you posting? Update your status or tweet something today that might make a difference or influence someone!!
I’ve always believed that the most important people on the planet are the...– Willie Nelson
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand...– Dwight D. Eisenhower
A degree in agriculture is USELESS? Really?!
Hello all! Amie here! Are you ready for this?? Hitting the headlines on April 27 was The Daily Beast’s “Ranking the 20 Most Useless College Degrees”. These “beasts” ranked Horticulture #2, Agriculture #3 and Animal Science #20. Their main reasoning behind ranking these degrees useless? $$money$$ Okay, so I understand that a degree in Agriculture Education may not...
A REAL Fine Example →
Our mission is share with you about “real” agriculture. Here is an example of what a “Farm Girl” really is! Click on the link above to read the article.
We used to be a nation of farmers, but now it’s less than two percent of...– Judith Redmond, Full Belly Farms