What Does Sustainable Mean to the Consumer?

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The 2015 NAMA Bootcamp was again held in Kansas City, MO. The event attracts those new to the world of agri-marketing or simply new to the agriculture community. Sustainability and the consumer was one breakout session which discussed how farmers and ranchers can communicate with food connectors and millennials about sustainability. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) CEO, Randy Krotz, …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAMA, Sustainability, USFRA

Viewpoints from @USFRA Food Dialogues

Lizzy Schultz

On Tuesday night, the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis was filled with conversation about agriculture at the fifth annual Food Dialogue, hosted by the US Farmers and Rachers Alliance(USFRA). The event featured seven very diverse panelists, highlighting the diverse ranges of expertise that exist within food production. Bill Gordon, fourth generation soybean farmer; Jen Haugen, a registered dietician formerly …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, Food, Media, Nutrition, Social Media, USFRA

Big Crowd for @USFRA Food Dialogues in Minnesota

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a packed house last night at the USFRA Food Dialogues in Minneapolis entitled “Farm to Consumer: Bridging the Gap between Consumer Concerns and Food Production and Sourcing Decisions.” Chuck was supposed to be there but had his flight cancelled and at the last minute our amazing summer intern Lizzy Shultz drove from Madison to fill in. The event, …

Audio, Food, USFRA

Cheese & Beverage Pairing App

Jamie Johansen

To the delight of cheese-loving smartphone users, the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid cheese and beverage-pairing app from Wisconsin Cheese is now available for Android mobile devices. Developed by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Cheese Cupid takes the guesswork out of pairing cheese with wine, beer and spirits. With its easy-to-use features, the app can help users create expert pairings on …

Ag Group, Apps, Dairy, Food, Wine

Food Dialogues – Minneapolis

Chuck Zimmerman

It is time to talk about food again. So let’s have a dialogue in Minneapolis on “Farm to Consumer: Bridging the Gap between Consumer Concerns and Food Production and Sourcing Decisions.” Thanks to USFRA, we’ll will be there tomorrow to watch, learn, interview, tweet. From environmental sustainability to GMO safety and animal welfare, consumers increasingly want to know if the …

Ag Group, Food, USFRA

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

Lizzy Schultz

During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and answers to the greatest challenge humanity will face yet: How farmers are going to feed an additional three billion people by the year 2050. …

4-H, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, Employment, FFA, Food, International, People, Youth

3rd Annual Ozark Bacon Festival

Kelly Marshall

The 3rd annual Ozark Bacon Fest– a tribute to Bacon, Bourbon & Beer will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  Guests can experience the Ozark’s best chefs’ creative bacon snacks, shop for bacon and bacon inspired products, and view displays from National brands.  Mixologists and brewers will supply bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine.  The …

Agribusiness, Agritourism, Events, Food, Pork, Swine

Hot Dogs/Hamburgers Rule

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day! Here are the poll results: Hot dogs – 22% Hamburgers – 22% Steak – 17% Chicken – 17% Other – 17% …

Food, Meat, ZimmPoll

Venison For Supper

Chuck Zimmerman

This is only one of many reasons why I like to hunt deer. Eating them. Freezer meat is where it’s at. Today’s supper menu includes some small steaks that will be quick grilled on a hot fire. These pieces come from what we call the “football roast” in the ham. I take that roast and trim it, muscle it out …

Cooking, Food, Meat