Agriculture

Spinach

Farm Facts About Spinach

June 03, 2013
Spinach is a low calories source of vitamins and nutrients. It can be eaten alone, used in salads, quiches, omelets and more. This leafy green can even help slow the aging process. It is a hardy crop that can withstand cool temperatures. Serve up some more facts about spinach: California is the top producer of... Read more »... Read more »
Peaches

Six Cool Facts About Peaches

May 25, 2013
Take a bite out of this fuzzy, juicy summertime fruit with these facts about peaches. 1. Peaches are grown commercially in 28 states. The top four peach-producing states are California, South Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey. California produces both fresh and processed peaches, whereas South Carolina and Georgia produce mainly fresh peaches. 2. The two basic... Read more »... Read more »
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 »
Ag Transportation

Ag Transportation Moves Grain, Livestock and Other Commodities

May 15, 2013
Quality agriculture may begin in the field, but it continues on the road, the rail, and the water. That’s because the efficient transportation of agricultural products plays an essential role in the success of today’s farmer. In the United States, a sophisticated network of trains, trucks, barges, and other vessels moves grain for food, feed... 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 »
One in six Americans is experiencing food insecurity and the National FFA Organization's global initiative to fight hunger called “Feeding the World–Starting at Home” is taking steps to help.

Discover Ways Your FFA Chapter Can Fight Hunger in Your Community

April 20, 2013
By now, you’ve probably heard about the National FFA Organization’s global initiative to fight hunger called “Feeding the World–Starting at Home.” You may have even taken the FFA Pledge to Fight Hunger online at FFA.org/hunger. 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 »
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