Let's Eat! Engaging Students in Smarter Lunchrooms is a guide to involving middle and high school students in making their own decisions towards healthful eating, learning to try new foods, and decreasing food waste in school cafeterias. This webinar discusses WHY the lunchroom creates a perfect opportunity for students to engage in decision making and positive change in their school lunch program, HOW to start the process of engaging students by using one or more of the six hands-on Let's Eat lesson plans, and WHAT the benefits of this collaborative process are for students and school food service programs.
At the end of this webinar, participants will:
Don't take those cheap yellow fruits for granted! They're at the center of a great agricultural turmoil.
In response to concerns about this practice, University of Wisconsin Extension convened a workgroup to examine the issues related to manure irrigation. This webinar shares their results and implications.This presentation was originally broadcast on June 15, 2018.
[Read Cornucopias letter to Sec. Perdue and the white paper, The Turkish Infiltration of the U.S.
Cornucopia's Take: After two years of litigation, Handsome Brook, a marketer of certified organic and conventional eggs, and Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) have reached an out-of-court settlement, agreeing to pay their own court costs. HFAC had sent emails to Handsome Brook's retail outlets, claiming Handsome Brook's certifications for organic and pasture-raised were not current. At the time of these allegations in 2016, Cornucopia had become aware that Handsome Brook had purchased several large orders
Business and Labor Management
Calf and Heifer Management
Health and Diseases
Mastitis and Milking Management
Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms
Nutrition of Milking and Dry Cows
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. We have received the following states FY17 impact reports on their SNAP-Ed and EFNEP work during the 2017 fiscal year.
. June 13, 2018 - Today the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to favorably report the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), the Senate Farm Bill, out of Committee by a vote of 20-1.
Tyson Foods Announces Plans to Acquire Smart Chicken Brand [Read Cornucopias letter to the DOJ and FTC.] Last week, U.S.
Cornucopia's Take: The importance of the human microbiome is poorly understood. Studies underway indicate ties to immune system and mental health and further indicate that the individual microbiota in the gut are encouraged or starved by the food we ingest. Consumers can help promote the health of the microbiome with a diverse and organic diet.
. June 8, 2018We are extremely excited to share the news that the Senate Agriculture Committee's Farm Bill draft, released today, includes a much needed increased investment in organic research and education.
Fur farming was banned on UK soil in 2000, but imports are still allowed, which activists say simply 'outsources' the cruelty.
. The Senate Committee on Agriculture is finalizing their draft version of the 2018 Farm Bill right now, and they need to hear about your organic priorities. Your phone call can help get organic priorities into the Senate version of the Farm Bill.
Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process.
As agriculture becomes more high tech, a growing number of farmers are using GPS-equipped machinery supported by platforms that collect data on plants, soil, and weather. Termed precision agriculture, these technologies help them identify and manage variability within fields.
Development experts believe gender equity will be critical to global food security in the coming decades, as the world's farmers struggle to produce food for a rapidly growing population on a shrinking area of arable land. In Latin America, one in five farmworkers is a woman, and in East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, half of all agricultural laborers are women.
ONLY 17 immense Brexit problems have emerged in the last 24 hours, an upbeat Theresa May has confirmed.
The prime minister is upbeat because the latest daily batch of seemingly insurmountable difficulties - including a lack of qualified opticians, the closure of garden centres and severe toilet paper shortages - is the smallest yet.
Unless there is a major hiccup in the next few days, an incredibly powerful company will shortly be given a licence to dominate world farming. Following a nod from Donald Trump, powerful lobbying in Europe and a lot of political arm-twisting on several continents, the path has been cleared for Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, to be taken over by Bayer, the second-largest pesticide group, for an estimated $66bn (50bn).
Huge new study reveals that going vegan offers far greater benefits than quitting flying or driving an electric car.