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The Exhibit Farm Blog

01
Mar

How to Talk with Consumers about Farming

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“Grass-fed” vs. “grass-finished.” “Antibiotic-free” vs. “raised without antibiotics.” “Not-organic” vs. “conventional.” Recognize these phrases? In each…

26
Feb

Meet an Ag Educator! Samantha Meyer, Farmamerica

Yellow graphic; text reads "Meet an Ag Educator: Samantha Meyer, Program Director at Farmamerica"

We spend a lot of our time working with the people who are trying to give…

15
Feb

Soil Sleuths: Two Interactive Soil Science Displays

Closeup of graphics explaining the differences between different tillage methods

Soil’s kind of like air in some ways. It’s all around us, it’s easy to overlook,…

01
Feb

Giving People a Personal Connection to Farming

Family feeding sheep through a fence

Ask any of your fellow ag educators, “What’s the biggest barrier to agricultural literacy?” and see…

18
Jan

Watch Out for Wilt: A Lifelike Model of Goss’ Wilt Disease

Lifelike replica of corn plant showing effects of Goss’ wilt disease

We really like plants at Exhibit Farm. Corn plants, soybean plants, sugarbeet plants. And we especially…

04
Jan

How to Address Barriers to Agricultural Literacy

Split rail fence in front of a grassy field

Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of a new blog series! Like last year’s…

21
Dec

Don’t Bite This Bacon! Realistic Fake Meat

Hand holding an artificial pork chop

We make a lot of artificial plants around here. Whether it’s some corn, some soybeans at…

07
Dec

How to Research Food Controversies: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Woman examines a nutrition label in a grocery store

We’ve talked about a lot of common questions in this series. But there’s so many others…

23
Nov

Aquifers and Agriculture: A Groundwater Display

Closeup of the graphics on the groundwater challenges display

What does geology have to do with agriculture, you might wonder? Rocks don’t exactly grow like…

09
Nov

“Which Bread is Healthiest?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Bread. It’s a pretty staple food. And it comes in a vast and wonderful array of…