Father’s Day in the Animal Kingdom: the Cattle Industry, the Farm, and the Wild

Father’s Day is one to celebrate in the cattle industry and the animal kingdom, too.

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s not only human fathers who have cause to celebrate the third Sunday in June. While many male animals in the animal kingdom have little to do with the raising of their offspring, dads are important in the cattle industry and beyond. Read below to find some of the best dads in the animal kingdom and agriculture industry.Read More


A Look at Dairy Industry Statistics for National Dairy Month

Find dairy industry facts for dairy month.

June is National Dairy Month, and that means it’s time to show the dairy industry some love for all of the delicious and nutritious dairy products made possible by the hard work of the nation’s dairy farmers. Read about the history of National Dairy Month, learn fun facts to share over cheese, ice cream or a cold glass of milk, and explore dairy farm loans with the nation’s premier land lender, below.Read More


Florida Aquaculture – A Look at Farm-Raised Fish

Discover the farm-raised fish of Florida’s aquaculture industry.

Florida’s aquaculture industry spans a wide array of operations, from raising fish and animals for the pet industry to raising and harvesting an array of fish and seafood for consumption. Farm-raised fish are a large part of Florida’s aquaculture industry. We already covered the alligator industry portion of Florida’s aquaculture in an earlier blog; explore the details of the farm-raised fish sector below.Read More


Just Before Memorial Day – The Beef Industry and Hamburger Day

Take a big bite:  beef industry statistics in celebration of National Hamburger Day.

May 28th is National Hamburger Day, and it’s apt that it’s the Sunday right before Memorial Day. While Memorial Day is set aside in observance of those who died while serving in the armed forces, it is also the unofficial start to summer. Many hold Memorial Day picnics during the weekend, and—thanks to the beef industry—hamburgers take center stage. Below, find beef industry statistics to regale your fellow picnic-goers with, plus a few of the top burgers on the grill recipes to kick the festivities up a notch.Read More


Ag Commodity: Florida Aquaculture and the Alligator Industry

The role alligators play in Florida’s aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture is big in Florida; the state is a peninsula surrounded by saltwater and full of lakes and waterways. The alligator industry has been an important part of Florida aquaculture ever since the alligator was taken off the Endangered Species List in 1987. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), there are over 1 million wild alligators in Florida’s lakes, rivers, swamps, and marshes. However, the aquaculture farming of alligators helps reduce illegal poaching while supplying the alligator meat and skins that consumers want. Explore the alligator industry side of Florida’s aquaculture farming systems.Read More


Mother’s Day in the Animal Kingdom and Livestock Industry

Take a look at the awesome mothers in the livestock industry and the animal kingdom.

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, but human mothers aren’t the only ones who deserve recognition on this day celebrating everything about moms. There are many animals in the livestock industry that are excellent mothers, and many wild animals that are protected by agricultural lands that are naturally good at being a mom, too. Explore fun facts about the best animal mothers from the animal kingdom below in honor of Mother’s Day.Read More


Thankful for Ag: the History of Cornucopia

The Horn of Plenty, or cornucopia, is a common harvest motif, but do you know why?

You’ve likely seen the traditional symbols of the harvest—ears of corn, strands of wheat, and the cornucopia among them—but do you know the history of the cornucopia? Depicted as a horn overflowing with fruits, vegetables, and nuts, it is also called the Horn of Plenty. It has long represented the harvest in Western culture, and it has come to be associated with Thanksgiving. Read about the cornucopia’s ancient roots and modern depictions below.Read More


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Fresh Agriculture Recipes

For this month’s #AgAmericaEats special, bring everyone to the table with these agriculture recipes for each of the three meals of the day.

Food is one thing we can all agree on, and agriculture recipes featuring a state’s top crop are sure to please for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try these delicious #AgAmericaEats recipes that each incorporate a tasty top crop the next time you gather around the table.
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#AgAmericaEats with favorite U.S. Crops: Potatoes, Peanuts, and Peaches

There’s a wise saying that goes, “Life is too short to skip dessert.” This is especially true in summer when fresh-from-the-field produce is ripe for creating a knock-out dessert. We’ve rounded up some of the best dessert recipes for #AgAmericaEats using commodities that are in season throughout summertime. We had our eye out for unique combinations that are sure to please at your next barbecue or get-together.Read More


AgAmerica through the Lens: Recent Photo Contest Captures Ag Industry

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) just wrapped up a contest that explores what the lens has to say about agriculture, wildlife, our natural resources and more. In the PIE Center’s 3rd Annual Photo Contest, contestants were challenged to enter photos that spoke volumes about agriculture, natural resources, and related categories.

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