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WElcome to the olive branch BLog

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Looking back, I can’t imagine what direction my life would have taken if I hadn’t made that choice.

Concern or curiosity about food and farms? Hopefully some of those questions can be answered in these words. 

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Celebrating Women in Agriculture

Miscellaneous

“When I saw that the speaker’s name was Jordyn and it was about agriculture, I just assumed…”

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Corporate Farms or Family Farms?

Farm Practices

We have a notion in our head of who we want growing our food.

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Glyphosate Isn’t the Only Thing in Your Cheerios

Food

Stats about Roundup in food get shared all the time. Let’s talk about what they mean.

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Which of Those Expired Foods are Most Safe?

Food

Let’s dive into how you figure out what foods last beyond the use-by date.

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Your Expired Food is Just Fine. Probably.

Food

Food expiration dates are basically meaningless. Here’s why.

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Going To Work With Dad

Personal

Some of my earliest memories are in the cab of a tractor, with Dad driving.

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Why are Farmers Destroying Food?

Miscellaneous

Eating from home means that our eating habits have changed.

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Three Ways Food Marketing Might Be Wasting Your Money

Miscellaneous

Many companies use misconceptions and confusion to lead us to purchasing their products.

Farm Practices

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A lot of farm practices can appear confusing or worrisome, especially if you have never been on a farm. Some of these are controversial and I want to help you understand what is actually happening on a farm and why it’s safer than you might think.

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Food

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Here you can learn more about what goes in to the food you eat, and how it gets safely to your table. We will talk about food safety, waste prevention, and more.

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How It's Grown

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Learning how different foods are grown, along with the people who grow it, is a great way to feel better about what we are consuming. It is also so much fun to see where it all comes from and what goes into it!

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