To make it in the agriculture industry requires tough skin and an even tougher work ethic, but it is also an industry that abounds with possibilities. Take organics; once seen by many in ag as in conflict with conventional growing methods, many producers have embraced the organics movement. With organic certification, a farm or ranch rejects the use of most synthetic materials, such as pesticides, hormones or antibiotics.
At the recent Sun Belt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, we really enjoyed coming out and meeting a lot of great people in the agriculture industry. We also had the pleasure of sponsoring New York Times best-selling author, Forrest Pritchard as well as a group of talented Florida whip crackers at the expo! In this special photo blog, take a look at some of our favorite AgAmerica moments from the show.
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.”
Few dishes are as universally popular as chili, and this “Red Chili Con Carne” from Forrest Pritchard’s new book, Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey, brings together the best in produce and protein! Going back to the roots of the dish, who better to offer culinary advice on these farm recipes than the growers themselves? This recipe requires a few basic ingredients and your choice of ground meat to whip up a culinary delight.
You know you’re supposed to get near a ‘bushel and a peck’ worth of fruits and vegetable servings every day for good nutrition, and this delectable Chocolate Avocado Mousse with grapefruit will definitely help you to get a few in! (The chocolate doesn’t hurt either.)
There’s no finer way to honor agriculture’s fruits (and vegetables!) of labor than with a really tasty farm recipe; double points if you’re using nutritional produce you grew yourself or bought from a Farmers’ Market. Renowned sustainable farmer and author, Forrest Pritchard, knows some of the best recipes out there using nutritional produce, and he’s included some of the most delectable in his new book, Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey.
Agriculture supplies the clothing, materials and food needed to live our lives, and we’d be fibbing if we didn’t admit that we’re quite partial to the edible portions of ag. But what do farm lending and food have in common? The answer: Our passion for both of them! And, it would seem we’re not alone, if the excitement building for Forrest Pritchard’s second book, Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey, is any indication. Luckily, we’ll all get to find out more when Pritchard joins us at the AgAmerica Lending booth during the Sunbelt Ag Expo, and for his daily presentations at the Hoss Tools Sustainable Living Center this October 20-22.
At the AgAmerica Lending booth during the Sunbelt Ag Expo this October 20-22 in Moultrie, GA, you’re in for a special treat. We’re sponsoring author and farmer Forrest Pritchard to celebrate his new book, entitled, Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey.