Connecting kids to the farm and helping them understand where food comes from is a major part of the Ag in the Classroom program. Find out about all the activities plus grant opportunities for teachers in this Farm Fresh Podcast featuring Bridget Caldwell, McLean County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator.
For 6-12 grade teachers interested in applying for an Ag Science Grant from McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation, click here.
Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.
From specialty crop farms and a tofu production plant in Japan to the Panama Canal, local farmer David Mool shares his international experience with the Illinois Ag Leadership Program in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC radio.
To see photos and more details from the trip, click here.
For buyers opting for organic foods, do perceptions about the products match reality? Brenna Ellison, a University of Illinois Food Economist and Researcher decided to take closer look at how the organic label affects what people think of the taste, nutrition and safety of food products.
The study used an online survey to compare how an organic label affects perceptions of strawberries – a “virtue” product (food perceived as healthy) and chocolate sandwich cookies – a “vice” product (not as healthy/junk food) at two retailers.
Find out how organic opinions stack up in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast. Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. to hear the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.