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It’s been almost 13 months since I handed in my resignation. A year since I left it behind. Here’s what I learned.

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

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It’s Time to Talk About the Birds and the Bees.

Miscellaneous

Pollination is important and bees aren’t the only creature we have to thank for it.

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Why Processed Food Maybe Doesn’t Deserve Its Bad Rap

Food

There is a spectrum that processed food falls on. Let’s go over it.

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Is Raw Milk Worth the Risk?

Food

Pasteurized or raw? That is the question. And here is the answer.

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Are Farmers Making Too Much Money?

Food

Dairy farmers make HOW MUCH money on their milk?!

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That Time I Got to Harvest Cashews in Senegal

Personal

I knew nothing about cashews beforehand. Y’all, there is fruit involved! And fire!

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Chemicals: One of Society’s Dirtiest Words

Miscellaneous

There is a serious fear of “chemicals” and we need to talk about it.

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The Choice That Defined Me

Personal

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

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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.

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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