Agriculture

Ag 101: The Basics of Beans

Explore the dry edible (or field) bean industry, an important part of U.S. agriculture.

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Ag 101: Meat Goats

Find out more about goats raised for meat.

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[QUIZ] Meat Goats

Test you knowledge about meat goats.

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Ag 101: The Basics of Beans

This summer, when enjoying some baked beans at a backyard barbecue, give some thought to how those beans were grown, harvested, processed and prepared for your meal. Dry edible beans, also known as eld beans, are grown to their mature stage, then dried and harvested for the seed within their pods. Although not as widely... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Meat Goats

Although beef and chicken may take center stage on American dinner tables, goat meat makes up a staggering 63 percent of all red meat consumption worldwide. Goats are the primary protein source in many African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and Caribbean countries. Meat goats are also the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. livestock industry. With... Read more »... Read more »
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Agriculture Advocate: Talking Cows and Sows

Have you noticed the questions swirling around these days about where our food comes from and how it is produced? It really shouldn’t come as a surprise given 80 percent of Americans live outside of rural areas. Many of these consumers have probably never set foot on a farm, which makes them increasingly hungry for... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Honeybees

Honeybees are tiny little creatures that seem to spend most of their time buzzing around the pool and garden. But do you know the important work they do? The two most important roles of a honeybee are pollinating and making honey. Honeybees pollinate plants by carrying pollen from one plant to the next. Honeybees are... Read more »... Read more »

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2014 National FFA Talent Competition

Every year, talented FFA members wow their peers with their jaw-dropping talents in the National FFA Talent Competition. Winner Sydney Lambert blew the crowd away with her exceptional voice and passion for music. She relished every moment that led up to winning the final competition. “I love just getting to compete in something that I... Read more »... Read more »
Annah Dobson, WI Hereford Princess

Hear, Hear, Hereford Princess

Annah Dobson is no ordinary beauty queen. As a third-year Wisconsin Hereford Princess, her royalty comes not from her ability to smile and wave, but her dedication to promoting the Hereford cattle industry. Annah’s duties as princess include attending various cattle shows, handing out ribbons and trophies, attending livestock sales and banquets, and representing the... Read more »... Read more »
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Once Blue, Forever Blue

It’s the most recognizable symbol of the National FFA Organization, and if you ask FFA members past and present about their feelings for the FFA jacket, they’ll bubble over with pride when they talk about what the jacket has meant to them. Take, for example, Derek Schmidt of the Peabody-Burns FFA Chapter in Kansas. “If... Read more »... Read more »
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