Agriculture

Tomato Facts

Ag 101: Must-Know Agriculture Facts About Tomatoes

May 15, 2013
Whether paired with bacon and lettuce, or diced fresh in a spicy salsa, tomatoes are a summertime staple. The vegetable is important for the U.S., the world’s second leading producer, behind China. Fresh-market tomatoes contributed $863.982 million to the economy in 2012. That same year, the U.S. harvested 94,700 acres of fresh-market tomatoes. Tomatoes used... Read more »... Read more »
Cove High School students witnessed the installation of an irrigation system.

Drilling Down Information in Oregon

May 15, 2013
Two thirds of the earth is covered by water. However, less than one percent is fresh water, usable by humans. This is why the allocation of water is one of the most important issues facing agriculture today. Something as simple as water for a farmer’s crops is complicated when issues such as who was there... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Hunger

The Fight Against Hunger

May 15, 2013
Want to join in the fight against hunger? See how other FFA members across the country are helping to end hunger and get inspired. Discover Ways Your FFA Chapter Can Fight Hunger in Your Community One in six Americans is experiencing food insecurity, so there’s no time to waste. It’s time to act, and there... Read more »... Read more »
Erin Ehnle

FFA Alumna Advocates Agriculture Through Social Media

May 09, 2013
  Princeville, Ill., FFA alumna Erin Ehnle hasn’t always known that promoting agriculture would become her passion. “I was the oldest of three children, and my mom was out on the tractor as much as my dad, so I had a lot of responsibilities in the house. I didn’t appreciate the farm very much back... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts about Eggplants

Farm Facts About Eggplant

May 01, 2013
It may not be the most popular fruit of the bunch, but the eggplant thrives in the summertime and is great for grilling. China is the world’s top producer of the vegetable, and in the U.S. it’s considered a specialty crop. Learn more about the eggplant: The eggplant is a member of the nightshade family,... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Avocados

Farm Facts About Avocados

April 29, 2013
The nutrient-packed avocado has become increasingly more popular of the past few decades, and although the green fruit was thought to have originated in Mexico, avocado trees were first planted in Florida and California in the early 1800s. Check out more facts about the avocado: California is the top producer of avocados in the U.S.,... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Blueberries

Farm Facts About Blueberries

April 18, 2013
Sweet, fresh blueberries are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients. We celebrate the berry in July for National Blueberry Month, but this true-blue fruit is available (and delicious) year-round. Take a look at interesting facts about the berry: Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.  Because of the... Read more »... Read more »
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