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Tag: Consumers

29
Mar

Play with Your Food: A Hands-on Corn Kernel for Classroom Activities

Person attaching the second piece of pull-apart corn kernel model

Did your parents ever have to tell you, “Don’t play with your food!” when you were…

01
Mar

How to Talk with Consumers about Farming

Man giving speech to a few adults

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…