BEEF is In the Air: At the National Cattlemen’s Show

Get a sneak peek of all that’s in the works for the upcoming National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show.

If you’re in the cattle industry, you’ve likely got plans to travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2017 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show. This year’s National Cattlemen’s Show is slated for February 1st to the 3rd, and it promises to be a terrific event. There are many activities in addition to the trade show that is labelled “the largest, most important national show for anyone in the cattle business.” Explore some of the highlights below of this year’s National Cattlemen’s Show if you plan to “Mosey on Down to Music City.”Read More


The How, What, When, Where and Why of resting winter farmland

While it may seem like winter farmland is lying fallow, there is never any ‘resting’ in farming.

As winter settles into the country, many wonder what is going on with farmland and the farmers who own the land. Is everything done until next year’s planting time? Are both the farmer and the winter farmland alike resting and whiling away the free hours? Are some making a beeline for vacation and tropical shores during the winter months? Ask any farmer if he or she spends all winter resting and you’ll get a big laugh. Read on to find all the ways that farmers—and winter farmland—are busy during the colder months.Read More


AgAmerica Recipes: Warming Up With Winter Recipes

Try some of these ideas for delicious winter recipes with crops that are in season in the Southeast.

The cooler weather that accompanies the winter months can cause a chill no matter where you live, making it the perfect time for winter recipes like soups and stews. Winter recipes offer nutritious vegetables, grains, and proteins, making them a great choice to stay in line with any New Year’s resolutions about eating healthier. If you’re lucky enough to live in The Sunshine State—Florida—you’re less likely to have cause to need the warming qualities of winter soups, stews, and hot dishes. Try the below salad instead!Read More


Encouraging the New Generation of Farmers through Ag Story-Telling

This article was originally featured in Central Florida Ag News magazine, November 2015 edition.  Read the full article here:

Sustainable agriculture is a popular topic, and one of its chief proponents, seventh generation farmer and best-selling author Forrest Pritchard, has written yet another book about the topic. “Growing Tomorrow is a classic American road trip,” Pritchard explains, “told in stories, photos, and recipes, focusing on extraordinary sustainable farmers from coast to coast.” Pritchard drew from his own experiences in his first book— Gaining Ground— while Growing Tomorrow looks outward. Akin to “a National Geographic-style travelogue,” Pritchard explains that “readers will experience the sights and flavors of all corners of the country. From rooftop beekeepers in Dallas, to flowering orchards in Oregon, to sustainable fishing off Cape Cod and even urban farming in downtown Detroit, each story is a fascinating glimpse into our national food story.”

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