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Tag: Sustainable Ag

15
Aug

Consumers’ Crop Protection Concerns: A Display Explaining IPM

The Integrated Pest Management display flanked by two displays about agricultural technology.

As you probably know, pesticides are one of consumers’ top concerns when it comes to buying…

18
Jul

Saving the Soil: A Display about Cover Crops and Water

Three cross-sections of soil show cover crops' effect on water quality.

It’s hard to get consumers to care about nitty-gritty farming topics like cover cropping or water…

09
May

Meet an Ag Educator! Joelle Neff, Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District

Yellow graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator: Joelle Neff, Watershed Project Manager at Allen County SWCD."

Not all ag educators work with consumers, of course. Some of them focus on providing info…

28
Mar

Rooted in Reality: Realistic Cover Crop Replicas

Six lifelike artificial plants representing different types of cover crops

We bet you’ve heard people talking about cover crops recently. Between the buzz around carbon markets…

20
Dec

Picturing the History of Agritech: The “Past & Present” Display

Closeup of info panel about improvements in irrigation technology.

Farming has changed dramatically in the last hundred years – heck, even within the last fifty…

25
Oct

Fueling a Conversation: An Ethanol Facts Display

Nine flip-up panels on the ethanol display with trivia questions

Consumers should know where their food comes from, for sure. What about their fuel, though? Some…

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,…

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…

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…

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…