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Author: Exhibit Farm

14
Sep

Coffee Certification Labels: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Coffee beans spilling out of burlap sack next to white cup of coffee

Like last month’s topic in our series on common questions about food, September’s question also deals…

31
Aug

Our Sweet Sixteen (Plants): The Planting Errors Display

Closeup of artificial corncobs on corn planting error models

Precision agriculture’s been around for several decades, but it really took off in the 21st century….

17
Aug

From Farm to Store: The “Make the Match” Display

Closeup of Exhibit Farm's Make the Match display, designed to show the connections from farm to store

Take a look around you: how many objects in the room come from a farm? Unless…

03
Aug

Wild-Caught vs. Farmed Fish: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Photo of fish lying in a row; used for article on wild-caught vs. farmed fish

We’re afraid we have to apologize: the title is somewhat misleading. Comparing wild-caught vs. farmed fish…

20
Jul

The Human-Sized Milk Bottle: Teaching about Dairy

Milk Bottle Display Assembly

As a representative for the dairy industry down south, the Dairy Alliance does a lot of…

06
Jul

“Do Fortified Foods Work?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Nutrition panels on four cereal boxes; used in an article about fortified foods

After last month’s discussion of synthetic and organic fertilizers, we’re turning again to a question about…

22
Jun

How Does Your [Soybean] Grow?: Soybean Growth Stage Display

“Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Did you ever hear that nursery rhyme?…

08
Jun

Synthetic vs. Organic Fertilizers: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Tractor and sprayer in a field; used for article on synthetic vs. organic fertilizers

Chemical vs. organic fertilizers. Those are some loaded words, right? Many consumers distrust any idea of…

25
May

A Kernel of Knowledge: The 3D Corn Kernel Model

Photo shows a hand holding one half of the 3d corn kernel model, with the other half in the background

A corn kernel that’s nearly a foot long? It almost sounds like a Paul Bunyan story….

11
May

“Is Local Food Always Better?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Seller handing apple to buyer at farmer's market; used for article on local food

It’s spring! (Or it’s getting there, depending on where you live.) Warmer temperatures mean flowers, sunny…