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In: Agricultural Literacy

26
Oct

Corn for the Class: Lifelike Artificial Corncobs

Six lifelike corncob models arranged in a ring, representing popcorn, field corn, and sweet corn

It doesn’t get much better than fresh corn on the cob in summer. Sweet, juicy kernels…

12
Oct

rbST and Milk: Answering Consumers’ Questions

You’ve probably seen labels on milk jugs saying something like, “From cows not treated with rbST….

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…

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…

23
Mar

Trivia for Every Table: Customizable Ag Trivia Games

A customizable ag trivia game, featuring dairy trivia for the Dairy Alliance

“Comes complete with dancing pigs, a catchy tune, and some funky sound effects. No assembly required.”…