Flat Aggie: All About Beef

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from a Manitoba beef farm and Cattle Farmer Math to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

Farm Improvements for Future Generations

Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations is the theme for this year’s National Ag Day. Sustainable is the buzz word that might have the most staying power in both farm and food conversations. It sounds green. It sounds smart. It elevates a simple kid’s phrase like “reduce, reuse, recycle” to an adult mantra of “environmentally friendly sustainable living”. Continue reading

Pizza Pie Dreams in the Sky

My favorite Ag in the Classroom unit is called Pizza Party. I created it my first year as the county’s ag literacy coordinator in a desperate attempt to get in front students and teachers. My grand plan was to offer food in exchange for three consecutive weeks (one day a week) of lessons about pizza and its connection to the farm. The final lesson would be delivered in a pizza box.  Who wouldn’t love a pizza party?! Continue reading

Why Antibiotic-Free McDonalds is Different from Antibiotic-Free Chipolte

The opening line of the news story caught my attention. “McDonald’s is going the way of Chipolte and Panera with their announcement of sourcing only antibiotic-free poultry,” said the newscaster. Continue reading

#WordlessWednesday: Sit Still

Train tracks run east-west about a mile north of our farm. Some say freight trains pass by every 15 minutes during the day.  I’m inclined to agree.  To get to my in-laws place and the farm shop, we have to cross these tracks.  My brother-in-law has taken to tracking how much time he spends in a day stopped at a crossing waiting for a train. Continue reading

Flat Aggie: All About Sheep

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from Uptown Farms to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

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#MotivationalMonday: Pep Talk From The Farm Princess

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#MotivationalMonday:  My farm princess keeps her daily pep talk taped to her bedroom door.  I have heard her repeat this with gusto.  If that’s how she needs to start the day, so be it.  Go You!