Speedy Spud Competition

Chuck Zimmerman

Potato Lovers Club bloggers are participating in the second Speedy Spud Challenge. This recipe competition has seven competitors. I picked the photo of this entry because it is one of the entries that contains bacon! The competition is being held by the United States Potato Board. Bloggers were asked to create an original, yum-worthy potato recipe that can be made …

Ag Group, Contest, Cooking, Food, Potato

Nat Geo Editor Talks #FutureofFood at Animal Ag Event

Jamie Johansen

“Journey to the Extraordinary” was the theme for the 2015 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, held in Kansas City instead of the usual Washington DC venue. One of first speakers at the event was National Geographic’s Dennis Dimick who provided an in-depth look at how the magazine covers agricultural issues, particularly the 2014 “Future of Food” series. “We didn’t want …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Food

The Science Behind Food Safety

Jamie Johansen

Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National …

Ag Group, Audio, Chicken, Chicken Media Summit, Food, Poultry

Scarlett Johansson in Feeding America PSA

Chuck Zimmerman

Two celebrity activists have lent their voice to the need to feed hungry children in America – Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Feeding America teamed up with them and the Ad Council on this project. You can see a Johansson psa below. “My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family,” said Scarlett Johansson. …

Food, Video

Ward on Wine Launches Website

Chuck Zimmerman

Pairing wine with people is a very good concept. I have found that most people I know like certain wines and will choose them regardless of the food being served. That’s why Ward on Wine caught my eye. Mike Ward is a St. Louis-based Wine Educator. He just launched a website at WardonWine.com. Designed to help people find a wine …

Food, Wine

Hot Dog Time at the Ballparks

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. That means hot dogs will be getting plenty of attention. Here in Pensacola our Blue Wahoos minor league team gets into action this Thursday. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have some great information on the stuff fans like to eat. Like a Turkey on Thanksgiving, hot dogs are the quintessential summer …

Ag Group, Food, Meat

Incredible Edible Easter Egg Fun

Chuck Zimmerman

We don’t have kids around to color Easter eggs with but that doesn’t mean Cindy and I don’t still color eggs ourselves. We’re pretty basic though. But if you want to get into some great egg decorating ideas then turn to the Incredible, Edible Egg. And remember – “after you’ve found all the hidden eggs, throw out any that have …

Ag Group, Eggs, Food

Schmacon Casserole

Chuck Zimmerman

The AgriBlogger is all about food. This includes casseroles. They’re easy and I make more than enough so I can freeze the rest for another meal. So, with a pound of Schmacon for inspiration I decided to make a new casserole this week. Here are my ingredients: 1 bag of shredded potatoes 1 pound Schmacon (beef’s answer to bacon) 1 …

Beef, Food

Mail a Spud – Why Not?

Chuck Zimmerman

Wondering what to send to a special person to show that you’re thinking of them? Flowers? No? How about a potato? What’s Mail a Spud? I bet you’re wondering WTF this site is all about… A potato in the mail, really??? Who in their right mind would want to do that! Yes, it is true that you can send an …